TAIWAN ROCS 3 - Expedition to
the Yingge Pottery Museum
• Done by: Ashley Teo,
Annette Fernandez, Joanne
Chew, Annabelle Lim, Lim
Yi Ching & Xiao Yi
Why do people go to Yingge to
● The museum exhibits comprehensively cover the
surprisingly wide number of applications for which
ceramics are used.
● While the first hall features fine examples of exquisite
vases, plates, and other ornaments, many of the
remaining galleries are devoted to the history,
production, and use of ceramics, the displays
continually manage to rivet visitors' attention with their
Why are they famous for
Originated from people of prehistoric times through historical-era
aboriginal artisans, mainland Chinese immigrants, and the
Japanese during their occupation of the island (1895-1945), is
illustrated in a skillfully designed series of exhibits that includes
● Adaptability of ceramics is made clear through displays of newer
techniques and modern industrial usages, ranging from electricity
insulators to bathroom sinks and even use in Taiwan's booming
● Other rooms are devoted to kilns and their different types.
The 5 exhibition themes are:
Traditional Pottery Techniques Hall
Once they Were: Development of Taiwan Ceramics
Pottery Town: History of Yingge
Shuttle Through Time:
Future Prediction: Industrial and High-tech Ceramics
The Pottery Process!
Pottery Process! (6.55 onwards)
Generally speaking, when everything is going as fast as possible in the
Wedging, throwing, any wet decorative work --- one day
Drying to soft/medium leather-hard for trimming, smoothing and signing
(trimming included) --- one to three days
Drying to Bone Dry --- count on one to two weeks (depending on how
humid or dry the weather is)
Stacking the kiln, pre-heat, bisque firing, cool down, unloading --- three
to four days
Glazing (functional ware) --- two to three days
Stacking the kiln, glaze firing, cool down, unloading --- two to three days
Advantages of ceramic
compared to other materials
● Ceramic materials tend to be especially
strong, stiff, brittle, chemically inert, and nonconductors of heat and electricity, but their
properties vary widely.
How ceramics influences the
growth of Yingge town:
● Pottery can be used to form a wide array of things we
use in our day to day lives.
● It can be utilised to make plates, bowls and cutlery, it
also can be a form of art.
● As such ceramic production increases, the standard of
living and way of life in Yingge was improved and
● there has been an increase in pottery sold in auctions
thus there can be huge benefits reaped from the
production of pottery.