Porcelain did not come easily. After several thousand years of hard work, the early potters accumulated rich experience in their craft. The earliest porcelain appeared in the slave societies of the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
The 1st China (International) Porcelain Cultural Festival Preparation Conference, on Sept. 9, was held in Ruzhou City.
Rutao, a kind of pottery produced in Ruzhou, Henan province, originated in the Neolithic Age and is considered as a treasure of the city.
Ruzhou, a city of west-central Henan province, lies supine with Mount Funiu in the south and Mount Songqi in the north and Beiru River running through it from west to east.
Evolved from the bottle filter of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was thin in bottleneck, a little retracted in the middle of its bottleneck, widening up in its lower part, curled at the bottom, and soft in its curves, constituting a symmetrical twin “S”.