Xumen Zisha has gone through more than 100 years of development in the development of the purple sand ceramics industry in my country. The Xumen people have a special relationship with Zisha’s career, and there are many people engaged in pottery creation in the family. This is not common in the Zisha industry.
Xu Men’s reputation has been obtained by working hard, inheriting, and exploring development through generations. It is already the fifth generation.
A group photo of the three generations of grandchildren (Xu Guang, Xu Weiming Xu Hansang)
Born in a family of Zisha, I have been died since childhood
At the anniversary of the owner, I saw Xu Guang. Xu Guang looked very sven. He brought a pair of black -frame glasses and the purple sand hanging decoration he made on his neck. During the idle period, we talked about the story of the Zisha family:
I was born in a family of purple sand. Since my memo, I have been in contact with Zisha and my ears are sturdy. The elders often told me some old purple sand old age. Among them, my grandfather’s story was first heard the most.
At that time, my grandfather wanted to worship Gu Jingzhou as a teacher. Gu Jingzhou said, “You go back to make a few torque cars (pot making tools) to see if you are dexterous and then plan.”
After returning home, Grandpa immediately found the bamboo to make a rod. The iron nail burned the red hole. He just made some simple tools to make a few torque cars and handed it to Master Gu. He was very satisfied after watching, and immediately accepted my grandfather. He was also the first apprentice of Master Gu Jingzhou. At this point, I know how to work well, and I must first benefit its instrument.
(Note: Gu Jingzhou (1915-1996), formerly known as Jingzhou. Announcement: Manxi, Slim Ping, Wuling Yiren, Jingnan Mountain. For “pot art”)
Songting Stone Scoop (the three generations of grandchildren and grandchildren)
The Zisha family has a bunch of endless interesting things. For example, my grandmother made a batch of micro pots in the 1960s and 1970s. At that time, it was very famous. She also reported specifically in the United States. At that time, a museum was a small pot of my grandma when the ticket was opened. At that time, my grandfather didn’t know how she made it, so she asked her.
My grandma said to him, “How do you make a big pot, what do I do for my small pot!” Later, I knew she made the wooden board on her knees.
Grandma Wang Tingmei’s small pot was once printed on the New York Museum’s ticket
I grew up in such an environment. Some people will reject the family of craftsmanship and feel that they have no freedom and have to bear the pressure of inheritance, but I can’t. When I was a kid, I was very impressed with Zisha. I think it is fun. Like pinching rubber, I can give full play to my imagination to shape the shape. Later, I participated in a nationwide children’s ceramic contest, made a purple sand sculpture, and won awards, and since then I like Zisha even more.
My father handle hands and pass the craft to me
In the past, my father was completed in the form of the Zisha Craft Factory. There are 20 apprentices in a class. One teacher adds one hand to lead. The teacher demonstrates that the daily workload and learning project are stipulated. Put a bars in minutes, and put them together every fifteen pieces. It was only allocated to the institute after the work of the apprenticeship.
Later, my father followed my grandpa and Master Gu Jingzhou to study and work in the same studio. After being instructed by Master Gu, and his father played very solidly when he studied, he was very solid, so the improvement was fast. He has a pot called “skirt flowers”. It is a complex of Zisha technique, which reflects superb production skills. His father was imitated in his early years. In 1986, he was collected by Ziguang Pavilion in Zhongnanhai. collect)
Father’s work · skirt flower beam
In my generation, my father was my master. When he began to teach me, he still made me practice basic skills in accordance with the standard process he was in the apprenticeship class.
I also know the importance of basic skills, so I practice every day. On this basis, he sent me to the Yangmei system to learn aesthetic and design, and encouraged me to be courageous to innovate and make my own design. Our father and son often explore research works together. I will hear his opinions, and he will also accept the new ideas of some young people. My father also taught me to be improving and pursuing perfection.
Xu Guang’s works · Dao Xin
Xu Guang’s works · Pangu
Xu Guang’s works · Haozang Zhenzhen
Although I mainly follow my father to learn art, because there are many masters in my family, such as my grandfather, my uncle is the first batch of national arts and crafts masters. My uncle is a master of Chinese pottery (died of illness this year). Each of them will give me extra advice. I can also enjoy the peerless works of my parents up close and benefit a lot.
Grandpa taught me the first pot · Tibetan dragon for spring
Learning craftsmanship can be described by the words “learning endless”. Although his father is already very superb, he is still learning. He has a pot called “Pingshi Pot”. When creating, he re -combined the elements of the traditional pot to change the original proportional relationship. Do it while modifying.
In order to make this pot, it has been made for eighteen days. Daily records, modifying it every day, often cut it down and re -make. Sumid, all the time to be adjusted to satisfaction.
Father’s work · Pingshi pot
Therefore, my father’s personal demonstration is actually the biggest role in teaching me, and he has influenced me a lot.
Purple sand, I don’t have to make a pot
We have a tradition of Xumen Zisha. Everyone will choose something I like to do except making pots. My grandfather made more than 300 small flower pots with different shapes in the 1970s. His father has made more than 300 purple sand water notes for more than ten years to express various techniques and designs of purple sand.
When my father entered the country, he once saw a group of people caught the fish in the dream, and he caught a square fish. He immediately drew it after the dream. Essence
Father’s Zisha Water Note work -long -necked beast
In addition to making pots, my uncle has made a lot of purple sand incense burners.
So due to their influence, I decided to combine the traditional culture of Xumen Zisha with fashion to make some purple sand accessories. Compared with making pots, making purple sand jewelry will make me more relaxed and feel unconstrained.
At the beginning of the Zisha jewelry, which was largely inspired by my father’s water injection, I started to make some of my father’s water injection design narrowed and flattened into jewelry suitable for wearing. The traditional craftsmanship, combined with his father’s self -made set of one -piece molding process, is made of handmade.
The biggest feature of the purple sand ornaments I designed is that they are all thin tires, and the internal hollow, so the sense of tension is strong, and the weight is light. Skills and charm.
In the past two years, I have also designed and produced more than 100 purple sand ornaments. I think that from my grandfather’s basin to my father’s water injection to my accessories, the essential ideas are the same, it is passed down, but the form of expression is different. This is also the slogan “Let the inheritance a trend” coincide with the Dongjia’s slogan?
The people in our family are very interesting. No one will choose to do duplicate things. For example, my father has made a water note, so I will not do it. We often have a ready -made road, but the ready -made road does not want to go, always to show ourselves, this is one of the reasons why our art inheritance can endure.