月季纹罐China Rose Jar,2013,h28xΦ31cm瓷,哑光釉,porcelain,matte glaze

Li Shaozun

Kao Gongji is the world’s earliest literature on crafts theory. It proposed a simple view on producing art, “the sky has tense, the ground has atmosphere, material has beauty, and work has skill, one is best with all four united”. To date, the porcelain concepts of Si Ji Shao still rely on the big idea behind these simple rules. When creating art, this idea influences the connections between my collection’s underglaze colour, glaze colour, clay and porcelain craft.
Si Ji Shao persists with a collection of handmade ceramics, which are formed with relatively more craft and material, and adhere to the original ideas of Kao Gongji.
Si Ji Shao works in plain hand-throwing manufacturing and keeps to the manual production of pottery, using traditional cylinders and spray base colouring, then drawings in multicoloured underglaze, manufactured also with airbrushed engravings and similar practices. The rough texture of works in clay and the exquisiteness of porcelain find a balance between one another, to form a distinctive matte texture.
The work is created on the basis of a balanced and self-satisfied state of mind, using picturesque paintings from life, such as the flowers and plants of the four seasons, and simply depicting the form and colour of an object. Primarily depicted in gloomy hues, the work balances and contrasts single colours in a plain pursuit of a simple, natural and pure realm.

《考工记》是世界上最早的工艺学理论文献之一。它提出的“天有时,地有气,材有美,工有巧,合此四者,然后可以为良”这一朴素的工艺观,至今仍可作为工艺制作的基本法则。四集烧的制瓷观念来源于此,这个是大的思想。体到制作工艺上也有点意义是指:我的陶瓷集合了釉下彩,颜色釉,陶泥和瓷泥的工艺等许多工艺和材质。
四集烧 坚持手工制作陶瓷,坚持原创。
四集烧的作品以纯手工拉坯制作并保持制作过程中的手工痕迹,用传统制缸用陶泥喷制底色,然后用釉下五彩绘制,结合喷刷刻划等手法制作,作品在陶泥的粗糙质感和瓷泥的细腻之间寻求平衡,形成一种独特的哑光质地。
作品是以一种平静自得的心态,通过写生四季花草入画,单纯地描绘对象的形色,作品在以灰暗为主的色调中平衡和对比单系颜色,在平实中追求古朴,自然,单纯的境界。