COPYRIGHT AGENCY 5 WEEK CERAMICS RESIDENCY HANOI – VIETNAM
Bat Trang Residency
Thanks to Copyright Agency Creative Individuals Career Fund I was able to embark on an exciting and challenging learning adventure in Bat Trang 2015 – the intersection of many strands of my studio explorations!
Sharing some results from my hands in clay Bát Tràng residency. Thank you Công Ty Bảo Tồn & Phát Triển Du Lich Bát Tràng ̃ & all the inspiring staff at 67 Giang Cao – esp Artisan Phạm Anh Đức & artist Bằng Sĩ Trực – for a first & very meaningful experience with ceramics. Life & the living of it is so fragile. This incredible experience would not have been possible without the support of Copyright Agency – I am very grateful to all those who have helped and supported me. I hope to be back as soon as possible.
All works signed “Mai JMNXL 2015”; all images copyright the artist.
FROM SERIES 2:
Thank you Mum & Dad for <against all odds> keeping the door open for me on Vietnamese art history…a door that has been so hard for me to find…most recently thank you for writing your book Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945. My life is all the more meaningful for it: “I know nothing”. I hope I can digest and learn more over time…and I hope over time many others will appreciate your research and publications too. Two of my favourite Bat Trang pieces dating back to 1700s:
Thank you Copyright Agency