In recent years, carving is more and more popular in Jianshui purple pottery, which is loved by a large number of pottery friends. However, many Taoists may not be clear about it. Sculpture is also divided into several types. Understanding the type of carving can help you to choose a better work when choosing purple pottery.
At present, there are five types of carving on Purple pottery
From the carving method, it can be divided into two kinds: Yin carving and Yang carving.
Intaglio is to show the strokes under the plane object three-dimensional lines carved out. Generally speaking, it is to carve the strokes into grooves. Engraving decoration is commonly used is Yin carving, so it is called “Yin engraving Yang filling”. In carving decoration, Yin carving method is also commonly used.
Lithography is a convex shape, which carves out three-dimensional lines on a plane object. That is to cut out the parts around the strokes and highlight the strokes.
Intaglio and intaglio are very common in seals. For familiar seals, some strokes are red and some are empty white, which means the carving methods are different.
In the specific pattern shaping form, it can be divided into line carving, relief carving and heap carving.
Line carving does not do large-scale carving, mainly through lines to construct the picture, similar to line painting. Generally, it is rare to make a preliminary draft in advance. The sculptor holds a carving knife and outlines the pattern directly on the green body.
The relief is based on the ceramic body, which is usually not supplemented with mud. It requires fine tools, and has certain requirements for artists’ carving and artistic level. Generally, the relief will be composed in advance and the final draft will be made, and the actual carving will be adjusted according to the pattern effect. Only skilled artists can make good relief.
Heap carving is based on relief to make a stronger sense of three-dimensional and visual effects. If the thickness of the green body is not enough, the mud will be added to some parts, and the thickness of the body will be increased, and then the carving decoration will be carried out on the clay filling. Some complex landscape, architecture, animal patterns, will use heap carving techniques.
In terms of decoration difficulty and time consumption, relief and heap carving are far greater than line carving. Of course, we can’t say that line carving must be worse than the other two. When we choose, we still take the final effect as the criterion.