There are two special features of purple pottery, one is Yin engraving and Yang filling, and the other is glaze free polishing. As we all know, today we will talk about the process of Yin engraving and Yang filling. When selecting a purple pottery work, the painting and calligraphy decoration on the work is particularly important, but this place is very easy to have problems. If, during the production, due to the different properties of the colored mud and the green body mud and the dry humidity, the filling is not good, and it is easy to crack. Thus, it affects the integrity and beauty of a work.
Some time ago, my friends from my hometown made a number of cups decorated with white clay scraps. The finished products were very beautiful. After careful inspection, we found that there were cracks in the decoration of several master cups. After seeing them, I felt very sad. After communication, my friend told me that this batch of master cups took him a lot of time and energy, and took three or four months to complete. But after the finished products came out, we saw the appearance This kind of problem has been deeply hit. The author of the mud filling Department said that he had done mud pressing for dozens of times. He thought that with such care, there would be no problem. The risk of handicrafts is so incalculable that sometimes you can’t get the reward by making a work carefully.
After consulting several teachers, I got different solutions and shared the best one with you. It is not inevitable that the mud filling part of purple pottery calligraphy and painting will crack. At least, finding appropriate methods can greatly reduce the cracking probability. The teacher said, “in the year when I first made purple pottery, this problem bothered me all year round. I tried many times, but I didn’t find a suitable solution. Every time, I worked hard and conscientiously to make a work. After firing and polishing, the mud filling place of calligraphy and painting was always cracked. After that, we have been looking for methods and reasons, and we are constantly trying to do it. In order to deal with the problem of no cracking in the mud filling of calligraphy and painting, the “water head” is particularly important. To put it simply, we should master a proper amount of water when filling mud. For example, two pieces of dry mud will not melt together no matter how hard you knead it. Only when you find the right proportion of dry moisture can the two pieces of mud blend together. This is the case with painting and calligraphy. If the water content is not suitable, there will be cracks. During this period, no matter how many times you take care of it, the result will not change. “.
If there is little water, it will crack; if there is too much water, it will collapse the filling area. There is a kind of meaning that “more points will lead to confusion, and less than one point will lead to life”.
In a word, when making a piece of purple pottery, every detail should be accumulated with experience, and we should try to find the right point.
I would like to share what I have learned. I hope I can help you. You can find the right “water head” in the process of filling mud points when making purple pottery, and try to make every piece of work perfectly presented.