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Dou-Chih Wang‘Weiyu Tianmu’ Exhibition

Dou-Chih Wang, a well know ceramic artist in Taiwan, has been exhibiting his personal artworks and lecturing in ceramic and pottery art at the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the National University of Tainan for over 30 years. Inspired by his love of life and art, professor Wang fully devotes himself to the creation of Youdi Tianmu, the stoneware with a strong emphasis on subtle effects in the glazes, and strives to pass down and preserve this tradition.

Youdi Tianmu (eyes of heaven) belongs to a rare group of black-glazed bowls made at the Jian kilns of Fujian province, China. They are made using the local high-iron clay and adorned with dark glazes in which the iron content is deliberately manipulated to create different states of iron oxide in a range of colors and decorative effects. The vessels from these kilns bear the rare speckled glaze in different patterns known as ‘oil spot’, ‘partridge feather’, and ‘hare’s fur’. In Japan, it is called ‘Yuteki Tenmoku’. Due to this extremely sophisticated and challenging process in making these dark-glazed wares, the successful rate is less than 1%.

The appearance of tea in a black-glazed bowl was once described by professor Wang as resembling ‘scattered stars in the universe where the ‘scattered stars’ would be the iridescent spots on the dark glaze; therefore he named his work ‘Weiyu Tianmu’ (Micro-Universe). Combining the traditional technique and contemporary aesthetics, he expresses his true, unique and simple natural characteristics throughout his artworks. By demanding perfection, he achieves treasures as good as it gets. His ceramic pieces are priceless works of art and worthy of a lifetime collection.

Exhibition Dates: 9/1 – 10/14 (Closed on Monday)
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: 626 - 961-9697
Venue: Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Art Gallery