Yunnan Pottery — Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Microclass

Yunnan Province, located in the southwest of China, has a picturesque landscape and a long history of pottery making. It has a number of pottery making skills which belong to national intangible cultural heritage. Jianshui Purple-Pottery which is along the Red River, Nixi Black-Pottery in Shangri-La, Dai nationality Slow-wheel Pottery in Xishuangbanna, Blue and white pottery in Yuxi, Jinsha Pottery in old town of Lijiang… The rich natural resources and the colorful multi-ethnic culture are well-integrated to breed splendid traditional handicrafts, which have been inherited for thousands of years and unfading. Clay is the gift of nature, condenses people’s respect and reverence for nature of all ages. When gradually taking shape in the hands of craftsmen, the clay seems to have the human nature with the magic of art.