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Pre trip task yingge museum

  1. 1. TAIWAN ROCS 3 - Expedition to the Yingge Pottery Museum • Done by: Ashley Teo, Annette Fernandez, Joanne Chew, Annabelle Lim, Lim Yi Ching & Xiao Yi
  2. 2. Why do people go to Yingge to do pottery? ● 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 surprising diversity.
  3. 3. Why are they famous for it? ● 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 multimedia installations. ● 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 high-tech industry. ● Other rooms are devoted to kilns and their different types.
  4. 4. The 5 exhibition themes are: • Traditional Pottery Techniques Hall • Once they Were: Development of Taiwan Ceramics • Pottery Town: History of Yingge • Shuttle Through Time: Prehistoric/Aboriginal/Contemporary Ceramics • Future Prediction: Industrial and High-tech Ceramics
  5. 5. The Pottery Process! Pottery Process! (6.55 onwards) • • • • • • Generally speaking, when everything is going as fast as possible in the studio: 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
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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 modernized. ● there has been an increase in pottery sold in auctions thus there can be huge benefits reaped from the production of pottery.
  8. 8. THANK YOU! :)