BrickHouse Community Night Potluck
Part of the BrickHouse Lecture Series
Join us on Saturday, January 26th at 5:30pm for our Community Night Potluck. Bring food to share and enjoy two presentations, a slideshow and brief movie on the history and practices of ceramics and pottery making in China.
Slideshow and Presentation
By: Katie Zhoa
Katie Zhao, a local area high school student, made a journey of discovery to learn about the rich relationship Ceramics has shared within the Chinese culture throughout its long history with clay. Ceramic Art and Pottery has been and remains one of the most significant forms of art in China and has had an impact on cultures all around the world. She would like to share with you; through slides and lecture what she discovered about the ways ancient practices of the past are still upheld today, and discuss the direction ceramics continues to evolve across China.
Tao Yao (Pottery and Dragon Kiln Village)
This short, 20 minute film, is an award-winning documentary, which won the 2008 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Clay Art Award and the 2008 Montreal Film Festival Heritage Award for documentary films.
It focuses on the “Dragon Kiln Village”, a small town in Jing Xian, in the Anhui Province, where master potters continue to practice the traditional techniques used for centuries to create large scale, ceramic vessels. Everything they create is wood fired in a huge “Dragon Kiln” built deep into the side of a hill. Their simple, completely manual processes harken back to a slice of clay history which has all but disappeared.