Big pot making in Jingdezhen

Friday, 11 December 2015 1:50 pm

During a visit to Jingdezhen in May this year, Steve Harrison and I took tome off from making pots from hard paste porcelain clay to visit this workshop. The truth is we were waiting for our pots to dry so we could turn them.

As you will see, the pot sections were already thrown, something we will have to see next time we visit, and they are almost dry.

In this video they  the potters are turning the sections first to prepare them for jioning. it is astonishing how dry they are and how thick and we never saw one of these with the jions cracking here in this workshop or over at the workshop where they were decorated glazed and fired.