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One Minute China: The art of imperfection in porcelain

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-11-25 09:50
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These crackles, which resemble spider webs or icebergs, were once considered firing defects of porcelains, resulting from quickly cooling glaze. Until the Song Dynasty (960-1279), masters at the famous Ru Kiln, one of China's Five Great Kilns, learned to control the density of color of crackling and began to create the effect on purpose.

Video: Center for Language Education and Cooperation, Chinese Ministry of Education

 

 

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