|Celadon Ceramic Box|
The greens and blues of celadon ceramics are absolutely beautiful. With seemingly infinite shades to explore, artisans continue to work with celadon, building on two thousand years of history.
Celadon is both a glaze and a type of stoneware (stoneware is pottery fired at very high temperatures, making it non-porous). The earliest celadon, called Yue ware, originated in China during the Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), and the glaze at that time was actually a brownish green. It is the high levels of iron in the celadon slip that turn the pottery various shades of green and blue during firing.
Over time celadon stoneware was exported to India, Persia, and Egypt, then later to Asia. Since the 900's artisans in Korea, Thailand and Japan have developed their own styles and techniques, working with color, form, decorative motifs, and the distinctive cracking of the fired glaze.
|Celadon Glaze Detail|
The celadon boxes in our collection are from Thailand, from wonderfully different artisans carrying on the tradition of celadon ceramics - looking to the past while adding their own perspectives.
|Celadon Owl Box|
|Celadon Ceramic Box, Top Detail|