Lecture: 10 Things to Know About Chinese Ceramics

with Ingrid Hanson

‘Ceramics’ is an umbrella term for objects made of clay, stoneware or porcelain stone. Other words for ceramics are “pottery” or “china” because the earliest hard-fired vessels came from China. For millennia, every aspect of human life has had a ceramic component — from simple drinking cups to priceless treasures.

SEACS President Ingrid Hanson presented ten essential facts on the origin, purpose, making and function of Chinese ceramics, facts that every museum aficionado would want to know:

1 What are Chinese ceramics?
2 Who made them?
3 What was the purpose of Chinese ceramics?
4 When were they made?
5 Where were Chinese ceramics made?
6 What are the themes in the five significant ceramic dynasties?
7 How were Chinese ceramics made?
8 Why are Chinese ceramics important:
9 What makes Chinese ceramics valuable?
10 How are Chinese ceramics appreciated?

7pm, Thursday, 23 May 2013

82 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229684