Saturday, 27 July 2013

Pan Chunfang's (潘春芳) creativity

Prof Pan Chunfang (潘春芳), a famous teapot senior craft master in Yixing, is Chu Kexin's disciple. Together with a female colleague by the name of Lee Pifang, both were well known as the two Fangs in Yixing. Prof Pan and his wife, Xu Chenquan, had been to Singapore a number of times, holding  their own teapot exhibitions cum sale. Alans Museum had the opportunity to acquire 4 pieces of his art work and 2 pieces of his wife's work. Both were senior craftsmasters at that time. Prof Pan's work includes 2 sets of pumpkin teapots with 4 cups each. These 2 sets of teapot depict the natural form of pumpkin in 2 distinct colour, the red and purplish colour of tradition Yixing clay. Since then Prof Pan had been transferred to Nanjing Academy of Art to train the new generations of potters and artists in art and design work. His teapots are unique in design and he selects the best of Yixing clay to craft his wares.
Prof Pan's exhibition in 1991
Pumpkin teapots with cups

Purplish clay pumpkin set

Red clay pumpkin set
潘春芳 南京艺术学院教授、硕导省陶学会副理事美国西弗吉尼洲立大学艺术学院客座教授 1936年9月生于江,1955年入宜紫砂工厂,从朱可心学。1964年毕业于中央艺术陶瓷系本科,1978年入研究生班。1981年入南京艺术学院,主持陶艺专业工作。1987年主《紫砂陶器造型》由中国出版社出版; 1987年《砂集》由香港远东出版社出版;1992年《茗壶竞艳》(主要委)由林出版社出版;1998年《宜紫砂》由上海人民美出版社出版。陶作品《藏女》、《石城南瓜茶具》、《彩釉挂》曾得各种奖项。1995年及1999年先后以中国陶代表身份访问欧洲及日本。曾多次在美国、新加坡、加拿大、台湾等地学,并举办作品展。
Prof Pan's name card
Video on Pan Chunfang's teapots

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