Sanbao Ceramic Art Village

Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village.

In a rural area of Jingdezhen, 6km from the old campus of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. There are restaurant, hotel, gallery, museum and ceramic workshop. Awesome place that you could stay in there for visiting in a whole day.

Artists have gathered everything they normally throw away and made different art

A taxi drove me to Sanbao village, I go there even I am not sure what to look there. I met some interesting local peoples who help a guy from Switzerland who searches porcelain and big stones for an art exhibition.

Here we are in Sanbao Village

The ‘flesh and bones’ of porcelain were two components mixed in different proportions depending on the type of ware desired. The first of the ingredients is kaolin, a pure white clay formed by the decomposition of aluminium silicates, in particular, decomposed feldspar. Kaolin remains white when fired, but its low plasticity makes it difficult to pot. The clay is quarried in open mines and washed in a series of ponds where the finer particles are separated from heavier impurities. Only the upper supernatant fluid was allowed into a second and a third pond before the clay was dried and made into bricks. The word kaolin derives from the Gaoling (‘High Ridge’) hill 40 kilometres northeast of Jingdezhen where the clay was first found.

Porcelain Stones can get open mines like this
Porcelain Stones can get open mines like this
Porcelain Stones, It is a rock-like mineral with a component of quartz, sericite, Kaolin clay, feldspar and other constituents. Porcelain stone can be made into porcelain individually, it can also mix with Kaolin clay
“Porcelain Stones” from open pits at Sanbao was pulverized by water driven pestles before made into bricks and transported to the Jingdezhen potteries

After lunch, we go to see porcelain art studios and here you can rent studio space and come make your own art.

A picture with dramatic effect
Art studio

Do you ever wonder where come these Ikea tablewares? Part of them come to this Sanbao factory and we go look those next.

Finally, local lizard and the bird sits on her ass.

Ass with a bird.

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When you come near (like me) or over 50 years, remember that age is just numbers, be brave and go on an adventure! I still looking for new adventures and purpose of the life, even though to be a Father of 4 and Grandfather of 2 children’s is already a lifelong adventure.

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