Jingdezhen

Entrance to the “shard market.” A wild place where you can buy anything from fine China to live eels.
The schedule for our week in Jingdezhen. An absolutely amazing line up of cultural and learning experiences. Hey, we came half way around the world – we might as well see it all.
There is no such thing as “too many Maos.” Mold ceramics shop on Pottery Workshop campus.

Arrival in China

Our group from Dona Ana Community College arrived in Hong Kong on May 31 after a 19 hour non-stop flight from Dallas, Texas.  We were all relieved for the opportunity to move about without the confines of an airplane seat.   Our Chinese guide, Maggie, met us at the airport and  helped with the ground transportation to dinner and lodging.

Hong Kong and Guangzhou are very modern cities with many new skyscrapers. This one is one of the tallest in the world, Canton Tower.

In Guangzhou we visited the Oriental Museum and viewed ceramics and porcelain representing thousands of years of Chinese history.  Our travels are coordinated to follow the porcelain manufacturing and trade route from the trade port of Canton (Guangzhou), to the porcelain production center of Jingdezhen. We viewed examples of porcelains from Tang, Han, Song, Yuan, Qing, and Ming dynasties. Also represented in the collection were ink paintings, clocks, opium pipes, calligraphy, and contemporary art.

Deadline for China Trip Extended until February 21st

The deadline for my trip to China has been extended until February 21st AND $500 scholarships are available thanks to the Doña Ana Community College Student Government sponsorship.

ART 294 – Pottery in China is designed to introduce students to the history and culture of China with an emphasis on porcelain trade and manufacturing.  Students will travel the ancient porcelain trade route from Guangzhou to Jingdezhen to Shanghai. In Jingdezhen, students will learn about the materials and techniques unique to porcelain production from local master craftspeople. They will apply what is learned by creating their own porcelain artworks. Visits to historic sites such as Guangzhou, Meiling Pass, Ancient Kiln Museum (Jingdezhen), Yaoli and Gaoling villages (Jiangxi Province), and Shanghai will introduce students to the origins of porcelain production and its influence as a world commodity.

 

Study Abroad in China

Study Abroad in China in 2018 (May 27-June 14)

$2770 + Airfare

 

Fall Listed Course at New Mexico State University

ART 294 – Pottery in China is designed to introduce students to the history and culture of China with an emphasis on porcelain trade and manufacturing.  Students will travel the ancient porcelain trade route from Guangzhou to Jingdezhen to Shanghai. In Jingdezhen, students will learn about the materials and techniques unique to porcelain production from local master craftspeople. They will apply what is learned by creating their own porcelain artworks. Visits to historic sites such as Guangzhou, Meiling Pass, Ancient Kiln Museum (Jingdezhen), Yaoli and Gaoling villages (Jiangxi Province), and Shanghai will introduce students to the origins of porcelain production and its influence as a world commodity.

Interested students can contact me 575 525 1625 or gschwaig at nmsu dot edu, or the Study Abroad Office 575.646.5107

 

Empty Bowls 2017

This Vinca Bowl, made of porcelain and colored slip, was created during the summer of 2017 as part of my artist residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.  I am donating this platter to the Empty Bowls silent action (information below).  If you live in Las Cruces, NM , then consider attending the benefit on October 20th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to provide for the hungry.

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Chinese Contemporary Art and Historic Influences

Glenn Schwaiger, will highlight his recent travels to China

and discuss ancient traditional Chinese pottery

and how it has, and continues to influence contemporary art.

Lecture is free and open to the public.

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 4 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Location: Branigan Cultural Center, 500 N Water St. Las Cruces, NM 88001

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