Pot rhyme: baofengyan, the winner of the "mountain flower Award", has a long history of purple sand art appreciation
pot culture, but the handmade art like Yixing purple sand pot, which has unlimited development space, probably exists only in Yixing, China
"pot" was originally a kind of utensil with practical value for people to drink water. In Yixing, this kind of clay pot with practical value has become an art treasure with both practicality and artistry and the carrier of Tao after being made and burned by pot artists with purple clay. Therefore, in Yixing, a unique craft - the making process of purple clay pot came into being. This kind of craft has continued from the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and gradually became a grand sight. The purple clay pot master was born on behalf of others. From Gongchun to gujingzhou, the names of a large number of masters shine in the purple clay world
I know many young pot artists in Yixing. Through my contacts with them, I gradually understand the permanent charm of purple clay pot technology. Among them is a young teapot artist named baofengyan. The purple clay pot made by him has won the favor of the collection industry and has become a hot commodity in the collection industry as early as the 1990s
I. wonderful craftsmanship
Bao Fengyan's studio is in a very quiet and beautiful community outside Yixing. We came to Bao Fengyan's studio. What comes into sight is the purple clay pots of baofengyan placed in the cabinet. These purple clay pots are eye-catching, and each purple clay pot gives people a kind of surprise! These pots don't seem to have too many patterns. Their shapes are simple and elegant, subtle and mysterious. It is clearly a handful of purple clay pots, but it has the natural and elegant beauty from ancient times through time and space
in 2009, the "bamboo and stone lifting beam pot" was permanently collected by the National Museum of China.
appreciate this kind of purple clay pot, as Mr. Wang Meng said: "it is not a superficial impression thinking, surface thinking, pediatric thinking, but a simple and tolerant, open-minded. This is a kind of Enlightenment of 'Tao'. It is a materialized state of learning from nature and the integration of nature and culture."
Bao Fengyan was born in a purple sand family and is the descendant of the hundred year old "Bao Tongtai (1845)". His mother, zhanghonghua, is a disciple of Gu Jingzhou, a leading figure in contemporary purple clay pot art. He has been influenced and nurtured by his family since childhood. In the 1980s, he went to work in the purple sand craft factory, and learned from the arts and crafts masters lvyaochen and Jiang Jianxiang, and developed solid purple sand full manual molding techniques. When he was in his twenties, he could independently make purple clay pots with novel personality. He designed and created the "Sun Moon pot" purple clay pot, which was used as a teaching model by the Central Academy of Arts and crafts in Beijing. In 1987, he graduated from Beijing Central Academy of Arts and crafts and returned to the Research Institute of Yixing Zisha craft factory, where he received face-to-face teaching from Mr. gujingzhou
it can be said that the years of baofengyan were spent on the palm of his hand. Bao Fengyan can practice such a pair of magic hands, which is due to his several unusual experiences
in the 1980s and 1990s, when the purple clay pots in the mainland were tepid, there was an upsurge in the collection of purple clay pots in Taiwan, the motherland. They bought purple clay pots in Yixing through four companies including Hong Kong Pisces company. Hong Kong Pisces company was the first company to buy purple clay pots in Yixing. They first came to Yixing purple clay factory No. 1 for investigation. During the investigation, they found that a group of new generation purple clay pot artists had been trained in this quiet purple clay factory, of which Bao Fengyan was an outstanding representative. When the boss of Jinfeng company saw the purple clay pots made by Bao Fengyan for the first time, he was immediately excited. After a short conversation, He was infected by Bao Fengyan's simplicity and his understanding and persistence of purple sand art. Bao Fengyan successfully received the order task from Pisces company to the factory
soon, a Japanese scholar of purple clay pot research and a Mr. Zhou of the import and export company came to Yixing purple clay pot No. 1 factory. The Japanese scholar is a professor of a Japanese university and a ceramist. He is fascinated by the research of Chinese purple clay pot culture and wants to buy some old pots collected by purple clay pot No. 1 factory, but he was rejected, because the pots made by those purple clay pot masters have become Chinese treasures and are not for sale. By chance, the Japanese scholar saw the purple clay pot made by Bao Fengyan for Hong Kong Pisces company. He was very happy and immediately proposed to the leader of purple clay factory 1 that he wanted to customize a batch of purple clay pots, which Bao Feng, for example, woven and processed PTFE rock, would do. When Bao Fengyan got the design drawing of the sample requested by the Japanese scholar, he was very surprised, because the mouth of the purple clay pot used by the Chinese was parallel and upward, while the mouth of the purple clay pot designed by the Japanese was downward, which was due to different national habits. Bao Fengyan has never made such a spout, but in order to complete the customization of this batch of incoming samples on time, he studied and designed samples day and night, and consulted his mother zhanghonghua. After a period of production, he finally completed a batch of purple clay pots of this Japanese scholar with quality and quantity guaranteed on time. When Japanese scholars got these exquisite purple clay pots, they gave their thumbs up and praised Bao Fengyan's excellent pot making technology. He was very satisfied
let Bao Fengyan realize that making purple clay pots is by no means a trivial skill, but his special experience in making a batch of purple clay pots. There is a famous tea set Museum in Hong Kong. Once their curator came to Yixing Zisha No. 1 factory to order a batch of Zisha pots. He heard that the Zisha pots made by Bao Fengyan are quite powerful in traditional crafts. Baofengyan was found by the leaders of Zisha No. 1 factory. As soon as he met Bao Fengyan, he said bluntly, "I heard that you have deep skills in making traditional purple clay pots, and I want you to make a batch of small purple clay pots with traditional characteristics. But there is a high requirement for making this kind of pot. The melting capacity of the small pot is between 100cc and 120cc, and the water poured into the tea bowl seven inches from the pot can't splash, and the pouring time of a pot of water can't exceed 12 seconds. Can you do this?" The curator of the Hong Kong Tea Set Museum saw the confusion on his face, Then he explained to him, "this is a abbot of a Hong Kong Temple who proposed to make this kind of purple clay pot. This abbot is an eminent monk. He has a deep study of purple clay pot, which is the realm of the ancient tea pot he proposed according to the records in ancient Chinese books. He also said that this kind of red clay pot can only be made by a pot artist with superb skills in Yixing. Therefore, I found you." Hearing this, Bao Fengyan suddenly understood that ancient Chinese people's attainments in purple clay pots had reached the peak. Although he had never seen such a small purple clay pot, he was determined to challenge himself again. In order to carry forward the spirit of Chinese purple clay culture, he agreed. In the next few months, Bao Fengyan shut himself in the studio for research, exploration and bold attempts. After many failures, he finally made a small pot of red mud and purple sand that met the requirements of the curator of the Hong Kong Tea Set Museum
the purple clay pot collection upsurge triggered by Taiwan's Collection Community soon spread to coastal cities in the mainland, and first set off a new purple clay pot collection upsurge in Guangdong. Once, when Yixing Zisha No.1 Factory took part in the Canton Fair, the Zisha pot designed by Bao Fengyan won people's favor at the Canton Fair, and the Zisha pot he made became a hot commodity for collectors in Guangdong. The craze of collecting purple clay pots soon spread to Southeast Asian countries. The craze of collecting purple clay pots has become an important way of international cultural exchange and is in the ascendant
Bao Fengyan has a profound understanding and grasp of the artistic attainments of traditional light elements of Chinese purple clay pots, which also benefits from his unforgettable experience of introducing its various configurations in Shanghai below. Once in Shanghai, when he saw a Shao Daheng's "Duozhi pot" collected by the collector Mr. Xu Sihai, his heart was shocked. This is a large pot of light elements. When he first saw it, he felt that among hundreds of purple sand pots in the collection, only this "Duozhi pot" was dazzling and full of aura, "this thing should only be in the sky". No matter from which angle to appreciate the craftsmanship of this pot, it has reached a wonderful realm of superb craftsmanship. Because this pot is not made of molds, but a hand-made purple clay pot. Making such a perfect utensil with one hand makes all experts marvel. From then on, baofengyan subconsciously had a divine intercourse with the ancient purple sand master, which had a far-reaching impact on him
a light ware purple clay pot can reach such a perfect state of bearing, which shows that there is a great space for the future exploration of purple clay pot technology. As a new generation of purple clay successor, he has more to undertake the mission of inheriting tradition and carrying forward the innovation of purple clay pot. Therefore, he believes: "innovation is not funny, it's easy for you to become weird, but I also need to generate changes in the times from the invariance of traditional stereotypes. This change is not funny, not fantasy, but a distillation on the basis of tradition." After watching this "Duo Jiu Hu", he understood what is called endless pot art. Only this kind of plain ware can't be studied for a lifetime. Therefore, he has set a high standard for himself in his heart to make purple clay pots. He must constantly challenge himself and climb the peak of purple clay pot art. He will be the peak rock of purple sand world
Second, Daqi shortcut
a man once asked about the style of baofengyan purple clay pot, He said modestly: "The connotation of purple clay pot is very rich, the style is also diverse, and each has its own advantages. Personally, I may be more influenced by master Gu Jingzhou, and I prefer the style of simplicity, clarity and generosity. Over the years, I have repeatedly done the traditional 'stone ladle pot', 'Antique pot' and 'Duojiu pot' in order to practice solid basic skills. These traditional classic works look very simple, but they should be It is by no means easy to do a good job. Usually, some pot friends ask me what style my work is. I always say that I have the pursuit of style, but I haven't formed a style yet. If one day the pot is placed there, others will know that it was made by baofengyan. This is a style. "
in fact, Bao Fengyan's purple clay pot style has long been formed in the continuous understanding of pot making. In my opinion, his purple clay pot style is simple, generous, simple and elegant. This is exactly the reflection of his pursuit of harmony in "imitating nature". Of course, Bao Fengyan made countless purple clay pots to form his style. First of all, we can see the style characteristics of his purple clay pots from his works such as the "mountain flower Award", which won the highest award of Chinese folk literature and art
in 2005, the work "three curved mouth stone ladle pot" was permanently collected by the Palace Museum in Beijing and Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai
among the numerous purple clay pot works of baofengyan, there is a "three curved mouth stone ladle pot". Stone ladle pot is one of the traditional patterns of purple clay pot. Ladle, as the name suggests, is made of kettles in nature. It is a kind of utensil for holding water and a necessity for the people in Yixing area. Stone ladle is a purple clay pot made from Italian purple clay. It is as hard as jade and is deeply loved by people. The stone ladle pot looks simple. But it is not easy to make an artistic purple sand ladle pot. Objective things tell people that the simpler things are, the richer the connotation is. Such as ancient Chinese poetry, a sentence has infinite artistic conception. Made by baofengyan