Artisan focuses on replication of classical celadon incense burners in Longquan

2019-05-26 11:33:51 source: Xinhua




Born in 1993, Lin Song is a native of Longquan, home to China's best celadon wares. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)


He received professional training in both his hometown and Jingdezhen, another important porcelain hub of China. Lin had also followed other celadon artisans for years before setting up a studio back home in 2014, focusing on the replication of classical celadon incense burners.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)




Lin's personal collection has grown to over 40 celadon incense burners, which he uses as samples for replicas. So far, more than 20 models have been successfully remade.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)


Making replicas of classical celadon incense burners is not an easy task, says Lin. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)



According to Lin, in order to revive the aura of the artifact in question, one has to undergo rounds of experiments during the whole remaking process, be it the clay base, the glazing or the form.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)




In addition to building his own kilns, the young man has even resorted to gathering clay around ancient celadon kilns for the best possible raw material in an attempt to capture the essence of classical Longquan celadon wares. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

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