Pierced Porcelain

pierced porcelain or ling long yan

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Make a modern example of traditional Chinese “rice grain” porcelain. A pure white clay combined with a simple slab technique creates the base for a pierced porcelain vessel. With the use of various tools to add pattern and texture, and methods of piercing or puncturing the clay, the result is a beautiful version of an ancient technique.

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