THE BEAUTY OF TRUE PORCELAIN
Tsai Ming-ho's World of Eggshell Porcelain
The path to glory is always rugged. Pottery master Tsai Ming-ho can't tell whether it’s a standstill or the joy of growth. For decades, he continuously built this trail, and dedicated his efforts to the fruits of each stage.
About the Pottery Master
Master Tsai Ming-ho experienced decades of hardship - from the making of wine bottles in the early years to the creation of eggshell porcelain - he has made great achievements. In 2010, Ho's exquisite work has surprised many in the exhibition in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. Media reports highlighted that it is the finest in the world, does not drop even when placed on a spider web. After years of painstaking research work into eggshell porcelain, he was able to create the finest porcelain with characteristics such as "as light as cicada wings", translucent and elegant, unexpected results. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm and hard work. This definitely requires a very high, necessitating plenty of patience and skill, and a personality that pursues perfection and excellence. Eggshell porcelain, also called Pinyin tuotai bodiless or danpi bodiless ware, is a traditional and prestigious special artwork of traditional porcelain.
Exists thousands of years in human history, eggshell porcelain characterized by an excessively thin body under the glaze, as thin as an eggshell, with a smooth and translucent surface. Under the research and development of pottery artists of all ages, eggshell porcelain enjoys a long-lasting reputation in the international arena. Ancient writers came out of excellent descriptions of eggshell porcelain, such as "as light as cicada wings", "transparent, thin and lightweight", "pure glaze". These words perfectly described the characteristics of eggshell china which are "thin as paper, white as jade, sound as far off aroma".
Light as Cicada Wings
The thinnest eggshell porcelain is only with a thickness of 0.04 millimeter--as thin as hair. A well-made eggshell porcelain bowl must be the same thickness from the rim to the bottom of the bowl.
This kind of thin and greasy, thin and moist real porcelain has a fine and moist surface, thin white and pure, flawless. Tapped the bowl wall lightly and it produces sounds pleasing to the ear, lingered in the air, melodious and one of a kind.
After years of research and development, with accumulated skills and experiences, master Tsai Ming-ho’s eggshell porcelain cups and bowls are able to easily overcome the weather-derived defects.
The display of the finished product of eggshell porcelain is closely connected with the time, space, skill level and humanistic style. Its complicated skill and painted connotation are uncompromising and difficult to replicate.
Usable and Appreciable
It has the characteristics of high temperature resistance, high strength, anti-collision, and not easy to scratch. Its uniqueness and perfection can make tea at 100 degrees high temperature. Ingenious, intriguing, useful and rewarding. Attracted many porcelain-connoisseurs.
薄胎瓷最薄只有細如毛髮的 0.04 毫米。製作精良，從口沿、碗心到底足，厚薄必須一致。
Each Tea Cup Set Representation
1) SHUNLI : Prosperity
2) CHUN TING XING LE TU: Amusement of Spring Court
3) SHI HU: Leopard Cat
4) DAO HUA: Paddy Field (Oblate four cups and one pot)
5) CHUN YI ANG RAN: Spring Is in The Air (Bird - short cup)
1) SHUNLI : 順利
2) CHUN TING XING LE TU: 春庭行樂圖
3) SHI HU: 石虎
4) DAO HUA: 稻花 (扁圓四杯一壺)
5) CHUN YI ANG RAN: 春意盎然 (鳥-矮杯)
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