The performance and quality of any artwork in the world, first of all, is the quality and performance of raw materials, and the characteristics of mastering the production process.
The key to the characteristics of Jianshui purple pottery pot lies in its clay property. This is because the production process of Jianshui purple pottery pot is the result of team work, rather than the completion of all processes by individuals.
When it comes to characteristics, we can start from the nature of the clay. We know that Jianshui purple pottery has a unique polishing process, which is called “unglazed polishing”. Why can it be polished (even as bright as a mirror)? This is because the clay of Jianshui purple pottery is very delicate, such as grease such as paste, which is called high mesh in jargon.
Jianshui purple pottery pot is the most delicate and difficult to make in Yixing purple clay. The clay is very delicate, shrinkage is high, and the forming process is difficult.
In general, Yixing purple clay is generally selected about 60 mesh, while Jianshui purple pottery is generally above 200 mesh, or even higher to 380 mesh, which is extremely delicate. The difficulty of molding process can be seen.
The production of a Jianshui purple pottery pot, refining mud, casting shape, wet blank painting decoration, engraving and filling mud, firing, grinding and so on, are mostly completed by many people, and rarely by one person, and the quality can not be guaranteed.
This is because of the special nature of Jianshui purple clay, the production process is very complex, a person in a limited time, it is difficult to master all the craft, and will play each craft is the best. Therefore, it developed into a specialized industry. Each craftsman focused on one or a few of the processes, and made special efforts. In this way, when a team gathers, everyone plays their own strengths, in order to produce the best works.
Team work is not easy. It is because many people work together, so the tacit understanding is very important. When the previous process is finished and handed over to the next craftsman, not everyone can understand and properly connect the previous process.
It often happens that most of the processes of a purple pottery pot are completed very well, but there is a deviation in one of the links, which will affect the overall effect of the work. Therefore, we often see some works in the market, and feel that a certain point destroys the overall coordination degree, and finally makes the works greatly reduced.
In the process of team cooperation, it is very important to coordinate each process. If you don’t understand Jianshui purple pottery well, you can’t manage the whole team and make high-quality works.
Jianshui purple pottery, really belongs to the crystallization of a team, and reflects the division of labor and cooperation of this team incisively and vividly.