Created from Fire & Earth: Chinese Ceramics from Hebei Province
January 26–February 29, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday, January 26th, 4–8 pm.
Cizhou ware—with its highly distinctive two-color decorations come from gallery owner Jenny Sun’s hometown in Handan, Hebei Province. Cizhou ware was especially popular among commoners, and reached a peak of popularity in the Song Dynasty (960–1179). Cizhou (pronounced tse-joe) ware is characterized by bold, contrasting designs using iron-rich slips, executed with either a brush or a sgraffito—incising. These modern reproductions come from a family workshop that has revived the ancient local traditions.
Sun Gallery holiday hours in December are Tuesday–Saturday from 12–5 pm. Hours in January are by appointment only. Beginning in February, we return to regular hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11–6.