The high number of clay materials of Jianshui purple pottery is well known by many ceramic friends. Generally, it is more than 200 meshes, and even can reach more than 300 meshes. What are the characteristics of purple pottery works made of such clay?
The secret of unglazed polishing is the fineness of the clay. Because of the small mesh number of purple sand, there is no glaze polishing. The clay of Jianshui pottery is more than 200 mesh, which is already very delicate. If you touch Jianshui purple pottery, you will feel it. If you touch the surface of the pot with your hand, the texture is very smooth and firm, and there is no concave convex feeling at all. Therefore, Jianshui pottery can be polished to achieve the effect of “bright as a mirror, light to identify people”.
More plastic. The most unique feature of Jianshui purple pottery is that it carves and fills with wet blocks and retains the charm of calligraphy and painting. The reason why we can paint, carve and fill mud on the wet Adobe without damaging the green body and filling it vividly is that Jianshui purple clay has high mesh size, fine texture and easy carving.
Easy to soak. Common sense tells us that delicate parts are more likely to be affected, showing traces of time. Like a stone, the smooth, solid and delicate parts are easy to be polished, while the rough and loose parts are difficult to affect. After polishing, the surface of Jianshui pottery pot is very flat and the arc surface is too natural. Therefore, in the process of use, the probability of the body being touched by hands is almost the same, only the handle and lid are more likely to be contacted and washed. Therefore, over a long period of time, the coating feeling of the pot body is more uniform, and the wear of the lid and handle is more serious, and even produces bronze color effect.
Here is my big picture. Even a ordinary Chinese tile pot can also produce excellent coating and bronze color accumulated in the years, which makes people love it. Jianshui pottery, really want to own raise only know: raise to understand, chat and like.