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Ways of Tea
10th - 31st August, 2010

JUNYA SHAO (China)

Junya is a ceramic artist whose works build upon the Yixing teapot tradition. The roots of Yixing ceramics date back 1000 years to the Song Dynasty. Since that time Yixing has been renowned for the elegance and function of its small teapots. Yixing has a long tradition of teapots that emulate objects of nature, creating a space for contemplation during the drinking of tea.

Her teapots reflect a strong foundation in the methodology of exquisite craftsmanship and careful attention to detail and design. Working from this foundation, Junya’s teapots are contemporary expressions of her own ideas about beauty and form.

She is a ceramic artist whose works build upon the Yixing teapot tradition. Her teapots reflect a strong foundation in the methodology of exquisite craftsmanship and careful attention to detail and design. Working from this foundation, Junya’s teapots are contemporary expressions of her own ideas about beauty and form. Many works have been exhibited in New Zealand, Amsterdam, the United States and China. She also holds several place awards.

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Junya's education began fourteen years ago with an apprenticeship in Yixing. There she learned the techniques of traditional Zisha teapots. She went on to study fine art at Jingdezhen Ceramic College, then joined to build the Xiaopingstudio with her husband-Xiaoping.

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Junya Shao works and teaches part of the year in Phoenix, Arizona and part in Shanghai, China.

 

Further information about this evant from Steve Mattison, icshu@hotmail.com

 


 

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