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Melting Snow is one of the museum class contemporary Longquan celadon art work.
Due to the nature of the clay, celadon from Longquan kiln needs at least 1300 Celsius degrees temperature in firing. The floating glaze is totally out of control at that temperature not to mention managing the final presentation.
The creation of Melting Snow used an innovated but extremely difficult layer-after-layer approach by Longquan celadon clay. The large bowl was potted and sent to fire before glazing. The smaller plate then put on top of the large bowl and completed the other processes. The success rate up to this point before glazing was less than 10 percent which based on the ceramist’s estimation.
The glazing process of Melting Snow was another challenge. The ceramist, Mr. Lu Weisun used unique white color glaze to represent the melting snow. He on purposely glazed the celadon on part of the bowl with the mixture of white one. The approach created the feeling of brown soil, green grass and the last snow on the ground.
Up to present Melting Snow is the only artwork of this kind succeeded.
Melting Snow is in perfect condition and Lu Weisun’s signature on base with certificate signed and original box form his workshop.
Year of completion: 2004
Waist Rim Diameter: 35cm
Mr. Lu Weisun was born in 1962 at Longquan City of Zhejiang Province. He started his potter career at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan since his graduation from local ceramics professional school in 1983. After few years work Lu Weisun went to the Ceramics Department of China Art Academy for further study the in-depth theory and advance skills. In 1997 Lu built his workshop and kiln after his career at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan.
Lu Weisun's celadon artworks not only exhibit a natural, decent and classic sense of style, his many experiences in twisting both Ge and Di kiln clays had produced new and unique helical pattern that was authentically Lu Weisun's innovation. Moreover Lu is praised one of the best few potting masters within modern Chinese ceramists. The outstanding result partially came from his continuous work and study during the days as Research Director at Celadon Research Institution of Longquan.
Lu Weisun is a true celadon artist who concentrates all his effort in potting innovation. He believes that simple is beautiful. He not only keeps challenging the limitation of Longquan celadon size but put many innovations during the potting process. It is said that Lu Weisun’s artwork visual effect starts from few minutes’ close watching. The observer will be inspired from the combination of shape, color tone and glaze pattern.
As today Lu Weisun is the Art and Craft Master of Zhejiang Province in China.