Travel

Fuping - Summer 2007

Here are some highlights of work made in Fuping, China for the new FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum.


Susanne working at Fuping


Yellow Dragon | 90cm x 52cm x 25cm


Water Rush | 177cm x 87cm x 72cm


Water Form | 83cm x 36cm x 20cm


Pubu (Waterfall) | Part 1 - 30cm x 54cm x 22cm; Part 2 - 87cm x 24cm x 21cm


John working at Fuping


Seven Biosphere | Each - 11cm x 12cm x 13cm


Four Capsule Return | 36cm x 30cm x 17cm


Yellow Vapor | 48cm x 50cm


Earth Tie | 25cm x 60cm x 20cm

The passing of the old cultures into the new takes place in a relatively short time. This has been especially true of the New China. Here are just a few photographs which document a variety of folk crafts such as textiles, bamboo and paper. In the countryside there is some evidence of preservation of old architectural sites. We also see the use of tiles in roof top ornamentation.

Travel Images


Ershi Ba Pu Bridge, Ming


Ershi Ba Pu Wood Carving


Wuzhen village, ZheJiang


Hubei Province Roof, Old Merchant House (Da Shui Jing)


Hubei Province (Jingdezhen tile detail) (Old Merchant House)


Interior Haka Round House, Fujian


Haka Round, Square Houses, Fujian Province


DeYuan Roof Dragon, Fujian Province


Drying Food Baskets


Tian Luo, Fujian Province


Chinese Stove


Umbrella workshop, Jiangxi Province


Umbrella frames


Temple Door, Dali Lama Summer Palace, Lasa, Tibet


Jokhang Temple Roof, Lasa, Tibet


Old Kiln, Jingdezhen


Guilin mountains, Guangxi Province


Miao Embroidery, Miao, paper cuts


Guizhou Province,Miao, dance festival


Guizhou Province, Miao, women's hair style

China has provided a wonderful opportunity to study its folk art tradition. Coupled with opportunities to photograph, it is an experience which invites one to return again and again. Gathered here are some examples of our photographic record.

Ceramic Images from Travel


Tibetan pottery was not to be found in the local market but was discovered tied to carts which make the rounds of the city


This unique pot was made for milking yak.


Packing bowls were tied tightly in Guizhou.


Working together gets the work done.


NanPing jug


Production at the Wong pottery.


A finished jar from the Wong pottery.


Unfired pots positioned over kiln ready for towel glazing


An Anhui wine jar


Sanbao Wall 2005 #1


Sanbao Wall 2005 #2


Over glaze painting in Jingdezhen


Sanbao Gallery


Large porcelain platters (5+) Two persons throwing together.


A seventy year old potter demonstrates at NanPing. The pottery has been reestablished to use the new highway in the area.


A water buffalo is used to mix clay for the potters making roof tiles