West Virginia University has a unique linkage with the famed ceramic
city of Jingdezhen. We have teamed with the Pottery Workshop to offer a
study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China where
students will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most
prominent teachers and ceramic artists.
China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For
thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered
techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in
ceramics throughout the world. High fired porcelains, underglaze and
overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yaoware carving,
ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the
contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.