Archives for the month of: August, 2014

double ear mugDIA110xH90mm, Hong Kong

Glazed Stoneware
Pinch Bowl
with
Double Rock Shape Ears

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

red teapot

DIA170xH160mm, Hong Kong

Metallic Washed
Red Glazed
Stoneware Teapot
with
Crackle Texture

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

bowl 1DIA120xH100mm, Hong Kong

Metallic washed and Glazed Stoneware
Planter Bowl

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

white teapotDIA170xH240mm, Hong Kong

Metallic washed
White glazed
Stoneware teapot
with
handmade bamboo handle

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

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We are honored to have a series of work by ceramic artist Chris Lo for Mountain Folkcraft.

Chris Lo is a local ceramic artist.  Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990. Chris has been specializing in ceramics since 1993.  Three years later, he founded Cobo Ceramic Workshop and continue to explore the relationship among man, time and space which are well expressed in his work.  Chris has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan and Europe. His works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the National Museum of Chinese History (Beijing) and private collectors.

Catch the Collide / Converge exhibition to see Chris and other’s ceramic sculpture before it closes on the thur the 28th.

Watch this space for the following days to see the collection!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA220xH160mm, China

Hotpot is a popular dish in China.

Fresh meat and vegetable bleached with boiling soup then dipped into a variety of different sauces is super tasty.  Hotpot used to be a winter dish; eating around the stove with meat just off the pot, rice wine and friends is the perfect meal for a freezing evening.  Since the invention of air conditioner, we just find any excuses for such gathering, even on a 30+c summer night.

Before the induction stove, the canister gas stove, charcoal is used to heat up the soup for hotpot.  Despite its appearance, this is stove for the hotpot where a traditionally a chimney donut shaped copper pot would be placed over the porcelain stove.  Charcoal will be placed in the slot at bottom which opened up to the center of the stove and into the copper chimney, the copper conducts the heat to the rest of the pot.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA75mm, China

The perfect circle in motion.

Something Old Something New
Collectible Jewellery Collection

embroidery 2 W350xL350mm, China

A delicate embroidery of flowers with gold threads on a fine piece of silk.  An example of the school of Guangdong embroidery where different thread material is being used, gold, silver, horse hair and even threads made from peacock’s feather.

This item is a du dou, a traditional under garment which is made by the girl for their lover, husband and children.  The pattern on the this du dou seems to be cropped which might indicate that it was taken from a fine top garment, something that is far too precious to throw away even if certain part is torn.

embroidery

P1040739a

W600xH170mm, China

A phrase of blessing, 福壽無疆 “Fu Shou Wu Jiang”, good fortune and longevity without limit.

On the print are 4 fruits (from right to left); the Buddha’s hand fruit, the peach, large fruit and the pomegranate, they are also symbol of blessings.

Buddha’s Hand Fruit 佛手 – the fortune hand 福手 as they share the same pronounciation “Fu Shou”.
Longevity Peach 壽桃- the magical peaches that produce longevity.
Large Fruit 碩果- the rare individual that made large achievements.
Pomegranate 石榴 – the many seeds of the pomegranate symbolizes many sons.

This new year print was from the Ping Yang school which started print making since the Sung dynasty.  This print is by one of the famous print shop 興昌畫店 in Lin Fin Town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA380mm, Hong Kong

A necklace with nugget like beads.

Something Old Something New
Collectible Jewellery Collection