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While you are getting tangerine and kamquat for X’mas, get an extra portion of kamquat and preserve them.

 The Chinese believe that the salted kamquat is a natural remedy for any throat irritation or ailment.  Here is the recipe;

  1. soaked the kamquat in a bowl of water with a handful of salt for 10mins, washed, rinse and dry
  2. blanch the kamquat in boiling water (dont over cook them)
  3. put in a sieve and let dry for a day
  4. stir fried some ginger slices with salt
  5. place a layer of kamquat at the bottom of the jar, cover with a layer of sea salt
  6. repeat until the jar is full or when you run out of kamquat
  7. seal the top of the jar with a piece of a paper and tied it to the mouth of the jar
  8. place the jar in a cool dark dry place
  9. the kamquat will be ready in a couple of days, but as usual the longer it is kept, the better the effect
  10. to use; put a preserved kamquat in a cup, topped with boiling water and give the kamquat a squeeze with a spoon.

While typing this, I wonder if I should try a sweet version with cinnamon and sugar this year ….

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DIA90xH80mm, China

These tea bowls are from the contemporary Ru kiln which began in the North Song dynasty.  The characteristic of the Ru kiln glaze of having a small amount of iron oxide which gives the special green colour upon firing in a reducing atmosphere.

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

COBO CERAMIC WORKSHOP
1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)
13:00-20:00

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W160xL380xH250mm, China

Ceramic pillows have long been used by the Chinese, offering the pleasure of a coolness in those hot summer nights.

They became most popular in the Tang dynasty when the technique of firing has reached a certain height and pottery becomes available to the masses.  Different forms and style were made and the children theme was one of them.  This particular pillow is known as the “hai er zhen” and was made by the famous kiln in the South of China, Ci Zhou kiln, which is characterized by the descriptive black strokes on white clay or vice versa.

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L340xW120xH120mm, Hong Kong

A Wounded Tree Log.

soft slab
texturized surface
cobalt oxide black slip wash

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA90xH100mm, Hong Kong

White Glazed Tea Cylinder

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

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Glazed Stoneware Mug
with Legs
(and horns too if you turn it upside down)

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

For all the contemporary pottery collectors and coffee lover, a charity event will be held @InBetween and @Common Ground starting this Saturday the 15th to the 30th.

A selection of beautiful unique handmade mugs by artists from the Cobo Ceramic Workshop will be on sale,
50% of the selling price will be donated to Children Cancer Foundation HK.

Be sure not to miss out!

INBETWEEN
6b Tai Ping Shan Street
Sheung Wan

COMMON GROUND
19 Shing Wong Street
Central

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DIA200xH230mm, China

The oil lamp would have been as common an object at home as today’s light fixtures.  Since its invention 2000 odd years ago, it had took on many forms, style and decorations.  This particular one, would be a basic and utilitarian version.  For those younger generations whom has not use an oil lamp before, the ceramic part should here acted as a stand, a small metal dish topped with tung oil would be placed on the top of the stand.  A wick will be tipped into the oil with one end placed at the edge of the dish to be lighted up.

Click to see our other traditional lighting.

 

P1050032 P1050031

DIA90xH70mm, DIA90xH90mm, Hong Kong

Glazed Stoneware Mugs

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT

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Large Serving Bowl
in
Beige Glaze

POTTERY ART BY CHRIS LO
MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT