What you'll do
First, we will watch a video introducing the “72 steps” of traditional Chinese porcelain making. It is a good way to have a general idea how the porcelain is made. The video has English transcription. Second, we can take a close look at some contemporary masters’ porcelain works and collection. During this time, we can learn some basic concepts of porcelain making, which can be very useful in daily life. Third, we will experience the real porcelain making process with our experienced staff. This includes preparation, casting, shaping, trimming, glazing etc. You will get your own work at the end of the experience!
As a ceramics professional, I studied in Jindezhen, China and have more than 6 years’ working experiences in this area. In 2017, I was hornored to win an individual award in one of the science and cultural activities held by Shanghai science and technology museum. I really enjoy the process of porcelain making, especially the fun you get when your ideal work becomes real.
Tools and equipment You can choose to keep your own porcelain work. It must be within 10cm in three dimensions.
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Where you'll be
The experience will be held in Shanghai ceramics science and technology museum. It provides spacious area for DIY with relaxing traditional Chinese music and beautiful porcelain exhibits.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guest above 6 years old without skin diseases
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Attention: 1. No high heels, rings, watches or braces during the DIY. 2. Keep nails clean and short. 3. The procedures of casting and shaping are recommended to be completed within one hour. 4. If you choose to complete your final work by “heating/burning”, it will take about two weeks to make it ready. We can offer the postage service (excluding postage fee). 5. The final work can be slightly different from expected due to the randomness during the burning process. 6. Our experienced staff is ready to provide advice and help during the whole process.
Traditional Chinese Porcelain Making