Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday

March 14, 2015 - June 21, 2015

As China continues its headlong rush into modernization, the traditional techniques and practice of crafting folk pottery are in danger. The curators of Chinese Folk Pottery traveled China to collect regional examples of decorative or utilitarian folk ware. They discovered that while some qualities and techniques are widespread across China, others are localized to specific ethnic communities or regions. The collection includes ceramics by Tibetan, Dai, Miao, Bai, and Han potters, which provide a rare glimpse of the diversity and rich tradition in Chinese folk pottery. This exhibition was organized and curated by Marie Woo, Susanne Stephenson, and John Stephenson.

Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund

Chinese Folk Pottery