Wood Ash Glaze Lidded Celadon Bottle
Wood ash glaze is the earliest form of high temperature glaze that used in stoneware celadon. Ash settling upon the pots in a wood-fired kiln combined with the silica within the clay to form crude glazes on Chinese pottery 2000 B.C. The effect can be seen clearly on early celadon pieces without the celadon color. Usually the celadon potters combined ash with clay to create a "recipe" and this mixture was applied to the pot before placing in the kiln to create the first true glaze that wasn't accidental.
The celadon artist Mr. Chen Aiming is the first Zhejinag Arts & Crafts Master who reinvented the ancient technique under modern gas kiln since 2000. Chen learned the skill from Mr. Xu Chaoxing the high ranking China Arts and Crafts Master and Professor Gao Fong in the Arts Department of Beijing Qing Hua University. With hundreds times trial, Chen Aiming inally created his own recipe to his unique tone of brown wood ash glaze through the control of iron oxide.
The uniqueness of Chen Aiming’s wood ash glaze celadon artwork not only comes from its color tone but the ‘Slanting Knife’ skill. The knife is actually bamboo or ironic blades with various forms. During potting the ceramist uses auto-spinning plate to spin the clay when the material is half-dry then uses the blade to carve hundreds of thousands incised patterns. When you look at the subtle fluidity of each delicate that implemented on the bottle, it is really one of the treasure from Chen Aiming’s entire potting career.
The Wood Ash Glaze Lidded Celadon Bottle is in perfect condition and Chen Aiming’s signature on base with certificate signed and original packaging box form his workshop.
Year of Completion: 2005