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Traditional Porcelain Clay Mill

Traditional Porcelain Clay Mill

As on the way to San Bao, you might hear a ‘bang bang bang bang bang’ in the distance, that means you getting close to this clay-tiled pavilion you see huge hammers going up and down in constant motion. Jingdezhen is the city that still remains this old traditional clay mixing factory. The kaolin or mineral stone is crushed, ground, washed, precipitated and dried in preparation for the clay mixing factories. The site is opened all the time, but you might find workers there from time to time. So good luck if you could see them making the clay. View more pictures per attached photo

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Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen (景德镇) is a prefecture-level city, previously a town, in Jiangxi Province of China, with a total population of about 1,6 million. It is known as the "the Capital of Porcelain" because it has been producing quality pottery for 1700 years. The city has a well-documented history that stretches back over 2000 years.

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Situated in Huangpu, Tongchuan City, the Yaozhou Kiln Museum is China’s largest ancient kiln theme museum and has both artifact displays and ancient porcelain making simulations. The museum holds over 300,000 artifacts and specimens, most of which were from the ancient Yaozhou Kiln. The kiln was first set up in the Tang Dynasty and became one of the Big Six Kilns in the Song Dynasty. It was known as the “champion of the northern celadon with carved patterns.”

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Xian Banpo Museum

Banpo was a matriarchal clan community of the Yangshao culture in the Neolithic age. It is divided into three sections: the residential, the pottery-making and the Burial Section. Some of the important remains are a large moat, a small ditch, house relics, storage pits, pottery kilns, and a worship place. The main relics show us the development of the primitive civilization of the Yellow River Valley.

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Tian Bao Outreach Ceramics Teaching Center

Tian Bao Outreach Ceramics Teaching Center was originally a traditional ceramic factory to produce coil built water jars and slab built roof tiles for domestic uses. Now the owner, Mr. Jin is operating this site for local students and artists as an offsite training by using local stoneware body of the

Tian Bao Clay that directly dug up from the rice fields around the Tian Bao Dragon Kiln. It fires to a dark, rich, earthy color the Dragon Wood Kiln that only fires twice a year.

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The Ancient Town of Chen Lu/Chen Lu Zhen

On top of a mountain, 15 km southeast of the Yintai District of Tongchuan City stands a small town named “Chenlu.” It is called "Town," but actually it is an ancient ceramic village in the mountainous area of Shaanxi Province, between the GuanZhong Flatlands and the North Shaan'xi Plateau. The town was named such because of its importance in the history of porcelain. Chenlu, the only well preserved Yao porcelain base, can be called a living fossil of an oriental porcelain town.

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