Hand-clawing pottery is a production method in Bat Trang pottery village, ignoring all the support of molds, printers, presses, only the best thing is the ingenuity and talent of the people. People who are willing to pursue their passion pass all other career opportunities to come to hand-held ceramic, a path that not only requires constant creativity and enthusiasm, but also are sweat drops, erratic emotions when waiting for children born after the fire.
Hand-thrown ceramics are thicker, heavier to grip than other ceramic shapes, and of course none will be like any other. Being free from certain frameworks, getting rid of quantity requirements helps the artist who makes hand-clawed pottery unleashed creativity, enjoying the passion of squeezing and shaping ideas that sometimes come to love.
Hand-throwing pottery in Vietnam, previously, only pottery in Phu Lang village was produced much, because clay cannot be molded here. However, the color glaze of this type of hand-held ceramic is not diverse is also a limitation, because the beauty of the natural glazes on the ceramic will greatly increase the value of the product. In the south, people also make hand-clawed pottery, but mainly claw quite large pots, which are more applicable to collect. A line of hand-clawed ceramic products bearing bold artistic and creative value with a variety of colored glaze is very rare in contemporary Vietnamese pottery treasure.
The old Bat Trang pottery was thick, coarse, but smooth, flexible with every hand stroke, rotation of the mortar. Because it is made entirely by hand, each one has its own unique beauty, even though it has the same type and shape, it is easy to find different points to choose from. However, the pottery in memory for a long time in the land, beautiful in the glaze water, today seems to be missing at Bat Trang market.
Economic development also has its downsides. Bat Trang pottery village goes up thanks to modern advances in science and technology. Industrial ceramics gradually appeared, frames and pottery-making machines were bought. Many people run after a hundred pieces of pottery, just one mold, one can produce a few dozen to hundreds of ceramic pots.
People gradually cannot afford to create a beautiful glaze for the whole pile of dried pottery out there, and then the cheap glaze is therefore the same as the old glaze. If you are not a connoisseur of pottery, then surely everyone will be attracted by the variety of colorful and colorful pottery exposed inside these flashy shops. It seems that, the Bat Trang people are now stripping away from ancient pottery quintessence once in order to follow a commodity with high profits, but the values and the quintessence also do not seem to remain much on the pottery.
That is why a series of ceramics originating from China are being sold here under the name of Bat Trang pottery. It not only disappears the quintessence of a handicraft culture in the Red River Delta, the small merchants here, also the Bat Trang people are transforming a part of the cultural essence of the nation. People go to Bat Trang Pottery Market not only because of their love for ceramics, but because this is the only pottery market in Hanoi, which is also a long-standing land, reminding people of a lot of feelings of an elite time.
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