The larger ceramic pot features six famous landscapes of Vietnam. Navigating the country North to South, the body depicts landmarks such as the Temple of Literature, the Sword Lake, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Hung Temple, Hue’s Ancient Capital, and Ben Thanh Market. It also includes the Vinh Quy Bai To – the ancestors’ honoring ceremony with scenes paying respects to the progeny, teachers, and parents. Beautiful scenes of noble culture and idyllic images of Vietnamese villages are skillfully expressed through the carvings on ceramic and highlighted with colorful layers of glaze to create a sense of depth. This unique technique shows the artisan’s creativity in transforming traditional ceramic materials.
Thống – Pot: a usually rounded container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants)
Award The 2nd National Exhibition of Applied Fine Arts, Vietnam Art and Culture Exhibition Center, Hanoi (2009)
Dimension height 62-95cm, width 61-94cm
Technique hand pottering, engraving, colors overlaying