Hand thrown ceramics, also known as hand-clawing, hand-shaping is a way of making pottery from the early days, without the support of shaping molds or modern machines, simply forming shapes using a rotating table and the potter’s hands.
Today, when everything is changing in the direction of industrialization, the manual production is less and less, people have to follow the quantity, the output. However, there is some beautiful and irreplaceable beauty, values are created from emotions, from the potter’s feelings in each work at the time of formation.
From a piece of clay with no shape, skillful hands have been created which is a vase, teapot, bowl, plate that is very familiar to daily life. Not only the application, the aesthetic value is added to each work, sometimes it is engraved, sometimes it is embossed, sometimes the birds are flowers and leaves, and sometimes the three-dimensional patterns.
The potters love to make hand thrown pottery, Nam An Craft calls them artisans, without a certificate from any organization, they come to the profession with a very clear love for pottery, and only new love. Help them create new and lasting works.
The ceramic artist’s personality is clearly shown in their works, a girl with a romantic soul, loving nature and plants or dropping soft vines, blooming petals in her pottery. or flying birds, duck-eared jars with perfect curves. A guy who has been in the business for decades or created for himself cubes with definitive, seasoned lines. And just like that, each soul brings its own voices.
Shaping is a process of composing with the thoughts and feelings of a ceramic artist, when bringing his clay child to the final stage, so that he or she transforms into pottery, becomes a ceramic, but challenges with Time, this is also the time when the artist can not help but worry. When the oven door closed, everything had to be put to fire, and there was a lot of bridge with the furnace, because a small mistake would have immeasurable results.
When the door of the oven was opened, it was also time to expect, worry, burst, overflowing joy when looking at the children who were glowing, filled with glaze and intact. And also a lot of disappointment, regretting that Madam Fire unfortunately tore up a few places, a few soot particles accidentally fell into the enamel layer and added moles that were very ungainly.
In today’s society with so many busy worries, with cycles of livelihood, there are still people who choose to simply love and live. They find joy, find a sense of peace in each block of land, on turntables. They are a class of young craftsmen who continue to continue the traditional values, add new wind to contemporary ideas, to form pottery with full emotions as the way it is created.