A Series on Earthenware in Asia

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Majapahit pig from the collection of Dr John Yu - courtesy Mosman Gallery.

A Series on Earthenware in Asia

by Zoom

Earthenware is the oldest form of fired pottery in the world dating back some 29,000 -25,000 BCE. For millenia, only earthenware pottery was made. Although it is low- fired and slightly porous, it is quite durable and abundant due to the plentiful availability of clay and the economy of production.

In Asia, from the Neolithic period (c.6500-1900 BCE), earthenware was more readily produced as people became settled in agricultural communities. By studying earthenware ceramic traditions, we can appreciate not only their functionality and importance but the simplicity and beauty of their forms and decoration. In this series, we will explore some facets of the development of earthenware in Asia.

Tang Dynasty Pottery, Modelling the Afterlife

Professor Tonia Eckfeld

Tang Dynasty (618-907) pottery tomb wares vividly capture the spirit of the times – open, cosmopolitan and prosperous. Produced in vast sets, pottery objects were visible demonstrations of the status of the deceased and served the purpose of providing for the soul’s continued happy existence in perpetuity. They reveal the daily life of women and men at various levels of Chinese society. Painted and glazed pottery, including characteristic Tang sancai wares were part of an important pottery manufacturing system which is now coming to light through archaeological discoveries.


HOW TO BOOK: Please email Margaret White by Friday, October 1 to secure your place: margaret.artmoves@gmail.com

Registered participants will be sent the Zoom link a day or two prior each lecture.

HOW TO PREPAY: Please RSVP to Margaret before paying.
1. By Direct Debit (‘your name Earthenware’ as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website – see booking button on top right of this page


19 October, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
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