Archives for the month of: October, 2014

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W120xD120xH300mm, China

Master 7 and Master 8 comes in a pair, 7 tall and white, 8 shorta and black .  Master 7&8 (aka the Black and white Supernaturals) are probably the most horrifying members of the underworld as they are guards from hell who also execute punishment for the dead.  Master 7 is known as  Xie Bi An, Master 8 Fan Wu Jiu, the two were close friends who worked as guards for a small court.  One day the prisoner they were escorting managed to escaped.  They went their separate ways to search for the fugitive and agreed to meet back at the embankment by the bridge at a certain hour.  It rained hard and didnt stop, Xie (8) didnt manage to get to the embankment in time while Fan (7) waited.  Fan saw the water level on the river raise, started to flood but remain there, he didnt want his friend to think that he has deserted him and left Xie to take the blame of losing the prisoner.  When Xie got there, the river has flooded, Fan being a shorty got drowned.  Xie was upset with himself, he was too tall to drown himself, so he found a tree and hang himself, finally making the appointment with Fan in the underworld.  The Jade Emperor was impressed by the loyalty the two has shown and made them the Generals of Hell.

On the night of the Halloween when all the ghosts are about, perhaps Master 7 and 8 would get a day off from their tasks as well.

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DIA160xH200mm, China

Still looking for a hat for the Halloween?

The creature on top of the hat is not an alien or a monster but a tiger.  This powerful animal has been a subject for worship, its strength and fearless image offers a kind of protection and aspiration for the Chinese.  Along with other costume of the tiger theme, the tiger hat would be given to the child by the parents on Chinese New Year so the child can be protected for the rest of the year.

Click here to see the other tiger costumes.

For the pottery and art lovers, a rare chance to see over 100 pieces of Picasso’s ceramics in Hong Kong!

Catch the event before it ends on the 2th November (this sunday).

PICASSO CERAMICS

University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong

90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
09:30 to 18:00 (Monday to Saturday);
13:00 to 18:00 (Sunday).
Closed on University and Public Holidays

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W300xH250mm, China

 A wood block print about the story of the child fighter Nezha.

Ne Zha was born after 3 and a half year, came out as a lump of flesh, the flesh sudden glows and inside came a little boy.  His father, General Li, was rather worried at the unnatural birth until he was visited by a Taoist Saint, Tai Yi Zhen Ren, who gave the boy a golden ring at that can enlarge and contract by Ne Zha’s will (Qian Kun Quan) and a long ribbon that causes anxiety to the enemy (Hun Tain Ling).

Ne Zha lived in a Chentang Pass in the Shang dynasty, a time when people was sacrificing what they have for the rain.  They made offering to Dragon King for a good supply of water for the crops.  No matter how much food they offer, they receive no rain, the Dragon King instead demand for a boy and a girl as human sacrifice.  One day, at the age of 7, Ne Zha was having a bath in the lake with his 2 friends.  A sea guard was send to capture the children as offering, Ne Zha in order to save his friends defeated the guard.  The Dragon King send his third son, Ao Bing, to match with Ne Zha and this is a scene taken from the fight

To find out who won and what happened to Ne Zha click here.

P1050028

DIA95xH70mm, Hong Kong

White Glossy Glaze Stoneware Mug

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

P1050034

DIA90xH75mm, Hong Kong

Glazed Double Ear Tea Bowl

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

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DIA220mm, Hong Kong

A necklace with coin as a pendent and coins placed at the interval of the beads.

I found this piece to be very architectural.

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DIA60xH160mm, China

An old stone vase that would have been for the family shrine.

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W140xD80xH190mm, Indonesia

Topeng Tua is an old man character who appears at the opening of the performance as well as in religious ceremony Tari Topeng Tua which would be performed in the temple piodalan.  Other character would aslo include topeng Keras, topeng Dalem, topeng Penasar.

Click here to see our other topeng.

P1050029

DIA90xH75mm, Hong Kong

More works has arrived!
Watch this space every Monday & Friday to see more of his work, all the work are unique, so come to the shop before you favorite piece is sold.

Glazed Stoneware Mug
with
Red Iron Wash

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT