Reclaiming Splendor: Ceramic Design by Chunmao Huang

Reclaiming Splendor: Ceramic Design by Chunmao Huang

Start date

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00pm

End date

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:30pm

Location

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
United States

In 2016, China’s premier ceramic designer Chunmao Huang created banquet ware for Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China. He designed her banquet ware for the G20 summit, which was held at a historically distinguished restaurant on the shore of Hangzhou, China’s famous West Lake. Turning her favorite color turquoise into a glaze, Chunmao Huang uses this color to inspire his invention of a spectacular ensemble of porcelain recalling the past glories of Chinese ceramic history. He introduces to the world a provocative and beautiful new assessment of the art of ceramic design.

Chunmao Huang writes: “For the First Lady’s banquet ware, I strove to develop the model in a soft, delicate, rich, and variable way. For the weight, hardness, motion, and priority of design, I work like a pianist composes music, making sure there is tone, melody, climax, and subtlety.”