Big Pot Making in Jingdezhen

During a visit to Jingdezhen in May this year, Steve Harrison and I took time off from making pots with 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 joining. It is astonishing how dry they are and how thick and we never saw one of these with the joins cracking here in this workshop or over at the workshop where they were decorated glazed and fired.