Ceramics is a general term for pottery and porcelain. Ceramics is a kind of Arts and crafts, and also a folk culture. China is one of several ancient civilizations with a long history in the world, and has made many significant contributions to the progress and development of human society. The achievements in ceramic technology and art are of special significance.
In China, the production of ceramic making techniques can be traced back to the era from 4500 to 2500 BC. It can be said that an important part of the development history of the Chinese nation is the history of ceramic development. The achievements of the Chinese people in science and technology, as well as their pursuit and shaping of beauty, are reflected in many aspects through ceramic production, and form very typical technical and artistic characteristics of each era.
Dehua porcelain firing technique is a traditional handicraft technique in Dehua, Fujian Province. Dehua Ceramic production began in the Neolithic age, flourished in the Tang and Song Dynasties, flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and developed in the contemporary era. Dehua porcelain sculpture began in the Song Dynasty and has never stopped. It has formed a unique traditional process. One is to select high-quality kaolin for direct molding, and the other is to turn the clay sculpture into a mold and then inject or rub it into a mold. After it is dry, decide whether to glaze it according to needs, and then put it into a kiln and burn it at a high temperature of more than 1000 degrees.
Its molding process is exquisite, delicate and lifelike. In terms of carving and relief decoration, the beauty of technology and material are combined to present the temperament of a famous kiln. In particular, the white porcelain products are thick and thin, rich in layers, and the glaze is as white as cream, with excellent light transmittance. Dehua ceramics has always been an important export product of China's trade. It is known as "Oriental art treasure" with silk and tea in the world.