Starway Qinghua Thematic Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jingdezhen
We had lunch and then got on the bus to go see the big tile factory and the big pot factory, both exactly what they sound like. But, when we say big, we mean really big. Pots taller than me that are thrown in 3 pieces by 4 men at a time and then assembled later. And not tiles that are 60cm x 60cm (2 feet x 2 feet), we mean, lets make a tile the size of a wall, all one piece of clay. As simple as that sounds, it ...
... highest quality replicas of original blue and white porcelain works. He is commissioned by people who cannot afford the real thing to make an exact replica for them to have at a slightly cheaper price (which isn't really cheap for someone like me). He also makes some more modern pieces, with a "creamy" porcelain instead of a cool white. They are very pretty.
Afterwards, some people went glaze shopping, others went back to the hotel. I stayed with Lesley ...
... asked for anyone better! We are so lucky to have her here with us, and I feel lucky to have been chosen to receive something from her. Thank you Lesley!!!!! You are AWESOME!
We finished our day with talk about Australian Indigenous Peoples Art. This was really good, especially for me having seen a lot of Aboriginal art growing up. I had not known very much about the "perceptions" and "interpretations" of stories and ...
Today had a fairly relaxed schedule. We were allowed to go to the pottery studio to work on our carving and blue and white painting some more, or stay back to sleep in and do as we pleased. I went in to the workshop to try out some of my new underglaze decal transfers and then went bead shopping. There are several shops in the area that sell all things jewellery, from beads to string, to findings, and charms - they have it all, and at much ...
... and I think it also tested some peoples patience as well.
Lesley has also been joining in on our classes and trying the techniques we have been learning. She wants to pursue ceramics seriously starting next year. When one of the other locals sharing the studio with us was walking around looking at us all carving, he walked by Lesley and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service