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Travel Blogs from Liyang
... have spent 3 days there! The work was also amazing. It makes you question why you're in ceramics at all when there is so much skill and talent and hard work from the people here. It seems like anything we could make is hardly comparable to the work here. They are just that fantastic.
Later, we visited Junya Shao's (the lady whose studio we visited previously) sister in law's studio to see the finishing process of Yixing ...
... but it is very expensive.
Most of the houses are made of brick or have a stucco finish. I have yet to see a home with siding or boards of any kind. They just don't last, especially in this area when clay is so prevalent for use in not only ceramics, but construction as well. The bricks are all hand made and the roof tiles too. All the houses have their own rooftop water heating system as well, which is ...
... he wrote a famous book about buissness. He lived around 200 BCE My students kept pointing out that his wife was one of the most beautiful women in all of China. There is also a large statue of him and his wife in z traffic circle in Yixing. We had to take a really cool boat ride to exit the caves. Overall it was a very enjoyable trip out with my students.
... to the station. The park is across a lake from the downtown section of Nanjing, so you could get a great view of the city. In the park people were rollerblading and flying kites with blinking lights on them.
Our train didn't leave until 10 pm - because my colleague had to teach a class until 5. We decided to take the slow train and sleep the whole way to Beijing and arrive rested early Sat morning.
... so we had to move to another room on a lower floor. So now you know the background information for the rest of this story - I needed to pack for Beijing, I was leaving early in the morning and I had to have it all done by 10 pm.
So, getting back the dinner. The first thing that they wanted to know was how much wine we could drink. We sat down at a large round table with a spinning tray in the middle that they ...