PHOTOS 61-year-old master craftsman devoted to studying and making fine Tang Sancai

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61-year-old master craftsman devoted to studying and making fine Tang Sancai

Xinhua

08:43, July 28, 2019

Tri-colored glazed pottery technique inheritor Gao Shuiwang sculpts a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019. Sancai, or tri-colored glazed pottery, is made of white clay and coated with a layer of glaze. The producing technique of Sancai, which prevailed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), was very complex and listed as one of China's National Intangible Heritages in 2008.

Gao Shuiwang, a 61-year-old master craftsman, has been devoting himself over the past four decades to studying and making fine Tang Sancai.As one of the few who has mastered the essence of making the pottery, Gao earned the title of an inheritor of making Tang Sancai.

Some of Gao's creations have not only won awards, but also been collected by about 50 museums at home and abroad.

Photo taken on July 23, 2019 shows a tri-colored glazed pottery at an exhibition room in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province.

Gao Shuiwang sculpts a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang checks a pottery after taking it out of the kiln at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang (1st L) introduces pottery exhibits to visitors at an exhibition hall in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang glazes a horse pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang glazes a horse pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang sculpts a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang works on a pottery after second firing at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang checks his creation at an exhibition room in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang carves a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang checks an unglazed pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang adorns a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Photo taken on July 23, 2019 shows unglazed potteries at a storage in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province.

Gao Shuiwang carves a pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Photo taken on July 23, 2019 shows tri-colored glazed potteries at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province.

Gao Shuiwang glazes a horse pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

Gao Shuiwang arranges potteries after second firing at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

To better pass on the making techniques of this Chinese art form, Gao has endeavored to receive and train apprentices.

Gao also launched a museum to protect and promote the antique form of the Chinese cultural heritage. "I hope more Tang Sancai enthusiasts can join me to pass on the techniques from generation to generation," said Gao.

Gao Shuiwang glazes a horse pottery at a workshop in Nanshishan Village of Mengjin County in Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, July 23, 2019.

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