半路出家的紫砂壺大師   He Became a Purple Sand Teapot Master Late in Life

半路出家的紫砂壺大師 He Became a Purple Sand Teapot Master Late in Life


I am Long Wen Seal carving and calligraphy are among my favorite pastimes Now I’m more devoted to making purple sand objects This is actually a study About 40 square meters separated into three functional spaces One for having tea and doing brush writing One for resting And one for making pottery At the first day of the decoration I carved a seal With the Chinese “宜堂” design It’s Chinese characters during the Warring States period “宜堂”, pronounced yi tang, means at ease Or we say “comfortable and free from care” This is a Genkan entryway Which is organized in a way that makes you feel embraced by nature For decoration I found a lovely Taihu stone Blew it up and 3D printed it And had my practice letters pasted up on it Giving it a modern sense “There is no royal road to learning” It’s constantly reminding me to work hard The entire space is scattered with Chinese elements In fact I find traditional and modern style could stay in a harmony I have an exhibition shelf here Here I put my works On display Once I saw someone selling a kind of gourd The gourd has a leveled bottom It’s shaped like a pot So I bought the gourd And painted each side of it Then I conceived the blueprint of making a pot like that The most fascinating part of the work Is how it breaks the balance that pots usually value The stem doesn’t fall right in the middle It leans to the side of the circle So the radius of this side is longer than that of the other And when I try to incorporate this character into my work I met quite a few challenges On the pot I engraved four Chinese characters “香出五指”, literally translated as fragrance from the fingers In the space where I have tea Other purple sand makers’ works are not allowed This is my study I want it to be 100% me And mixing in others’ stuff isn’t very helpful In the intermediate area my main activity is resting When I have one or two friends over Sit down and have some tea I have a collection of Japanese teaware and floral containers And that is where they shine I created a calligraphy work in the 1990s And entrusted the Arts and Crafts Research Institute to make it a screen In the form of lacquer art, gilded and antique finished It cost 36 thousand in 1991 And their monthly salary Was two or three hundred This is my studio I do carving here Pottery making here And sketching here And these are firing testers Craft is close participation at every stage That makes it more fun and more controllable So from firing to making clay I personally attend to it Firing testers, engraving, the seal I do it all by myself Personally I believe That aesthetic can be universal I read and do calligraphy when I’m free You know, to refine my cultivation and taste Your work is an honest manifestation Of your taste The book “Yi Tang Shou Ji” Is a log of my daily life Basically it answers the question To make such purple sand pots, how should one live The book includes my calligraphy, paintings And seal carving works Simply by siting at your working station Focusing on what at hand You are becoming better at the techniques But not producing art In this bustling city This is a land of my own It’s just like being a practitioner In this mundane world You need a pure heart

15 thoughts on “半路出家的紫砂壺大師 He Became a Purple Sand Teapot Master Late in Life

  1. Qué buenos son los vídeos japoneses… Vivir en una casa así no está al alcance de todos. Pienso en los refugiados y en los enjambres de la mayoría de las ciudades que son como nichos.
    Para cuando subtitulos en Español?

  2. 👍 if only most people can learn how to live like this – in his/her own way, what peaceful & beautiful the world would be….

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