Friday, August 27, 2010

Plum and Bamboo Teapot



oil on canves 11*14

This tea pot is pure hand-made, proved difficult. It looks like bamboo root as the body tube, bamboo for the button,the plum, bamboo and bamboo leafs all fit in together, large body but not clumsy,dexterity but Plain.
It made in 1952 by "tang du pottery production cooperatives", the group formation was Pei Shimin, Wu Yun-kan, Zhu Kexin, Shi Fusheng, Fan is the root, Shao six, Fan Zude, they were all masters by that time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ru Kiln incense burner



oil on canves 9*11

Ru is One of the Five Great Kilns of China.

The years of the Song Dynasty from 960 - 1279 A.D., were a time of great cultural change in China. During this time many kilns were built throughout China producing a vast array of pottery and porcelain ware. Official government kilns were set up and ordered porcelain made to specific standards of pattern and design. The styles were simple and natural with a light glaze.

The Emperor Huizong tired of the white porcelain produced in the kilns of Dingzou and Yaozhou and ordered a new kiln to be established, the Ru kiln. This Imperial kiln produced porcelain in a soft sky blue celadon with a beautiful glaze. In production for only twenty years under the rule of Emperor Zhezong, 1085-1110 A.D., and Emperor Huizong, 1110-1125 A.D., the Ru kiln was shut down when the Northern Song Dynasty fell to the Jin Dynasty. During those twenty years it produced vessels that were only used by the ruling family of China. Before being claimed as a kiln of the Imperial government, the Ru kiln produced wares for regular citizens

Along with Ru kiln, the four other great kilns of the Song Dynasty include Ding, Ge, Imperial and Jun kilns.

The porcelain of the Ru kiln is considered to be the most highly prized and rarest of all the ceramics made by the artisans of ancient China. This is because of the limited number of pieces that are in existence today. Before the discovery of the original location of the kiln in 1986, there were less then 60 pieces of Ru china intact.

The kiln site was found in the province of Henan, Baofeng County in the village of Qingliangsi. Through careful archaeological digging there have been 37 more pieces of Ru porcelain uncovered. Of those pieces, 22 were intact and the rest were fragments.

Mine? Of course is copy...haha~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

the boats



oil on canves 9*12

This one is painted from a picture that I took at Sun. I jsut don't want to take a lot stuff with me to the beach.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

single flower



oil on canver 9*11
This curtain is not originally here, I just add it to bring some life feeling to it.

glass coffee maker



oil one canves, 11*14

I just want to practice different materials. So, this one is glasses.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blue and White Jar



0il on canves 11*14

This is a blue and white jar, I don't even know it is from China or Japan,because the plum flower pattern looks like in between...but I like it.

The Red Gown



oil on canves 11*14

This tea pot at the right side is one of my teapot for drinking old oolong. Material is one kinkd of purple sand celled:" Da Hong Pao" which means the red gown. the red gown is very rare and increasingly scarce.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Qing Ci vase


oil on canvas 11*14
This is Korean Vase,it is a Qing Ci(Celadon). Celadon technology was originally from the Chinese Song Dynasty to Korean(960-1279).Korean celadon ceramic craftsmen inlay technique was invented. First they carved patterns in the porcelain bodies, and then fill in the recesses of carvings white or black slips in excess mud before baking enamel scraped. The early patterns were simple and strict, which is extremely delicate and elegant fit to the celadon color.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Qin Quan teapot


oil on canvas 11*14
Qin Quan teapot is imitating the shape and the weights used in Qin Dynasty. During Qin Dynasty,Qin Quan is the unified the right to cast of iron weighing. The first emperor "Qin Shi Huang " standarized weighing Measurement. Now, in China only has two remaining.
Qin Quan has three meanings:
1, the Qin money, "Qin Shi Huang unified the currency symbol;
2, the right to known weights. Qin official approval of the right to a standard weight;
3, the teapot - power, steady and cautious feeling.

jar N' jade



oil on canvas, 11*14
This jar looks like Junyao of Song Dynasty, but not. Jun yao is made in northern China during the Song and Yuan Dynasties. It is one of the five famous kilns of the Song. Jun porcelain known to the world, is a northern celadon system. Founded in the Tang and prospered in Song Dynasty, later ages have imitated.
This type of jade is called "Fei Chui", which means the red-yellow and green color. Fei is the red or yellow parts, and Chui is the green parts, if any jade has both colors, it could be valuable one. SO, mine is not bad huh~?

messy tea set


gouache on paper, 17*24
I painted this one long time ago, once upon a time in Shanghai, don't know why post it now.