Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc


Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc


One of two vases, white earthenware, decorated in high relief around shoulder with a Chinese dragon chasing a flaming pearl, coated with streaked glazes,. Vases are hand-thrown, then decorated with hand-modelled applied decoration in high and low relief, and the exterior of the vessels further carved by hand. The vases are not a pair, as there are variations in the modelling of each vase, and the glazes are a different shade of blue on each piece.

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Eastern Exchanges: Craft and Design from East Asia 2 April - 31 May 2015 The ceramics, metalwork, jade, silk and lacquer of East Asia, have been admired and imitated by the West since the late 1600s and many of today’s most exciting international designer makers use East Asian traditions as a springboard for innovation. In the East, crafts have always been thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. Thoughtfully designed objects, made by skilled hands enhanced East Asian life at all levels of society and even everyday storage jars and plant pots represented an opportunity for artistry. But craft was not merely useful: it also expressed identity, philosophical ideas and spirituality. Respect for tradition is all important in the East, and the region’s rich if sometimes daunting craft heritage is evolving through integration of new ideas and international influences. This exhibition highlights this dynamic process: treasures collected by Manchester’s pioneering connoisseurs of East Asian art meet today’s most exciting designer makers. [Manchester Art Gallery mark] [Manchester City Council Logo] [Korea Foundation Logo] [Sasakawa Foundation Logo] [Japan Foundation Logo]

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Clifton Junction



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