“If one day you come into contact with top-level purple sand works, you will be shocked by its beautiful appearance, and will certainly subvert your current idea. You will not be interested in promoting Jianshui purple pottery every day. I have been in contact with top-level purple sand works, so I never play Jianshui purple pottery!”
To tell you the truth, I really don’t want to discuss this issue, and even a lot of times I think it seems a little stupid. Purple sand is really standard and beautiful, I like it very much; but I like the decoration of Jianshui purple pottery, I like the “stupid” appearance of Jianshui purple pottery.
For a long time, especially in recent years, with the improvement of the influence and value of Jianshui purple pottery, many people will compare the purple pottery with Yixing purple sand. Compare to go, finally draw the conclusion: many water purple pottery outside the shape is not good-looking purple sand.
In fact, think carefully, is it necessary to compare the two? They are two kinds of pottery with great difference in technology! Purple clay has low mesh number and small shrinkage rate; purple clay has high mesh number and large shrinkage rate. Purple sand is formed by shooting; purple pottery is formed by drawing. Purple clay ware or carving is the majority, purple pottery carving decoration
They are the four famous pottery, each with its own characteristics, and has its own independent historical accumulation and cultural heritage. It’s natural to learn from each other, but it’s not necessary to compare with each other.
Anything existing must be reasonable. As long as there are craftsmen to seriously inherit a skill immersed in their own cultural genes and treat each work seriously, it is worthy of respect.
Purple sand is purple sand, which is shaped by shooting, surface finishing or carving. Pottery artists inherit that aesthetic view. Only when they are satisfied with the appearance, can they be satisfied with the purple sand in their mind.
Purple pottery is purple pottery, which is shaped by casting, carved and decorated with calligraphy and painting. Its appearance is as beautiful as purple sand, and some authors make some changes according to their own understanding or decoration needs, and the appearance appears “clumsy”. Yes, it’s Jianshui purple pottery, which has nothing to do with other pottery.
Another view is that as like as two peas, purple pottery and Rong Changtao, “the world is the world,” and the purple sand is the most suitable model. If it does, there may be no four famous pottery in China in the future. There is only one pottery, which can be divided into four places of origin: Yixing purple sand, Jianshui purple sand, Qinzhou purple sand and Rongchang purple sand.
“Preface to Orchid Pavilion” is recognized as the first calligraphy work in the world. However, the friends who are obsessed with it can’t suggest that all calligraphers should write Xingkai. Otherwise, what can you do for those who like other fonts? Compared with “Orchid Pavilion preface”, I prefer the wild grass “Huai Su Tie”.
Similarly, purple sand is recognized as the largest pottery in China, but we can’t ask other pottery to learn from it. If all the pottery is the same as purple sand, then purple sand is also dangerous!
Therefore, if you like purple pottery, please don’t belittle the “clumsiness” of purple pottery with its beautiful appearance, and those who like purple pottery should not attack purple sand with its beautiful decoration. Sometimes I use what I like and know more to compare what I don’t like or even don’t know at all. Finally, I say that my things are elegant. I play it with a kind of elegant taste, but actually it seems a little vulgar and narrow-minded!
The reality is that you’re comparing these two things, and behind them are two independent cultures, which are not much comparable in themselves.