Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Exhibition Opening Talk | From the Ashes

From the Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics
Opening Talk with Dr Myo Thant Tyn
President, Myanmar Ceramic Society

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm 
Venue: NUS Museum 


Programme
7.00pm | Welcome address
7.15pm | Developing Low Temperature Ash Glazing from Ancient Tradition by Dr Myo Thant Tyn
8.00pm | Exhibition tour and refreshments

<From the Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics> introduces the experiments with celabon, a low temperature ash glaze pottery. They are displayed alongside celadon ware, which was an export product of Lower Myanmar in the 15th century. Also an ash glaze ware but fired at a higher temperature, its discovery at historical kiln sites inspired a revival of the tradition in the pottery community.

In this session, Dr Myo Thant Tyn shares the motivations for reviving the knowledge of ash glazing as a part of Myanmar’s pottery culture. During the trials, the traditional formula was found to be incompatible with current kiln conditions and a new recipe was eventually developed. Join us and find out about the process from which celabon emerged.

This event is co-organised with NUS Southeast Asian Studies department on the occasion of its silver jubilee.

Image: Head of a high ranking official (detail), greenware, 8.2 x 4.9 x 5.2 cm. Collection of Myanmar Ceramic Society.

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