Bat Trang

COPYRIGHT AGENCY 5 WEEK CERAMICS RESIDENCY HANOI – VIETNAM

Bat Trang Residency 

Acquittal Photos Mai Nguyen-Long_Jan2016

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.

SERIES 1:

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Nursery, glazed ceramic, approx 45x30x30cm,  Mai Nguyen-Long 2015


See Gallery – 3D – Ceramics for more images; or the PDF file above.

 My Fixers:

technical advisor Đức (left) & residential manager Trục (right).

Artisan Pham Anh Duc (left) & artist Bang Si Truc (right).

My principle painting teachers: Van Anh & Huong Linh.

My principle painting instructors: Van Anh & Huong Linh

My parents:

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:

Sample of a piece from Bat Trang village 13 k ourside of central Hanoi: a pair of tiger statues with crackled glaze and iron brown design L:30 Date circa Canh Hung reign (1740-86); Source: Bat Trang Ceramics 14th-19th Centuries The Gioi Publishers Hanoi 1995 ; Authors: Phan Huy Le, Nguyen Dinh Chien, Nguyen Quang Ngoc, Kerry Nguyen-Long

Two favourite pieces of mine from time past: Sample of a piece from Bat Trang village 13 k ourside of central Hanoi: a pair of tiger statues with crackled glaze and iron brown design L:30 Date circa Canh Hung reign (1740-86); Source: Bat Trang Ceramics 14th-19th Centuries The Gioi Publishers Hanoi 1995 ; Authors: Phan Huy Le, Nguyen Dinh Chien, Nguyen Quang Ngoc, Kerry Nguyen-Long

 Copyright Agency

Thank you Copyright Agency

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