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American Ceramic Artists Today
by Guangzhen "Po" Zhou

Chinese language edition Published: The People's Fine Art Publishing House, Beijing, P. R. China, 1998. A Chinese edition book included total fifty most famous American artists with 100 full colored plates and approximately 80,000 Chinese characters. The preface "Contemporary American Ceramics 1954-1996" was written by Art historian and writer Elaine Levin, the preface "An Overview of the Influences of Mainstream Art on Contemporary Clay" was written by Professor Stan Welsh. Please check fifty artists name list at www.chineseclayart.com/zhou/director_resume.asp#BK 001

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item #: BK 001



The Chinese Ceramic Exhibition, Denver 2000
Published by Ceramic Art Magazine, Taiwan - 2000.
A full color catalog of the exhibition, in both English and Chinese.10" x 10" inches, 31 pages, including 41 color pictures of ceramic work both vessel forms and sculptures done by a group of Chinese ceramic artists from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the US.

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item #: BK 002



A Dictionary of Chinese Ceramics
Written by Wang Qingzheng, published by Oriental Art Publications. Hard cover, 367 pages, this English dictionary is a complete guide and resource for Chinese Ceramics, with over 2000 entries and more than 1000 illustrations in color and black and white, and weighs five lbs. The book's contents includes introductions and maps; Shapes and Forms; Ceramic Materials and Manufacture; Kiln Sites, Factories, Guilds, and Wares; Decoration Methods, Glazes, and Colors; Motifs; Marks and Inscriptions; and Potters and Books on Ceramics.

Your Price: $180.00
item #: BK 007



Chinese Ceramic Cultural Sites
A Traveler's Handbook, written by Guangzhen Zhou with Guanlu Zeng, and English editor Deborah Bouchette. Published by Wu-Shing Publishing House, Ltd., Taiwan. The full color and 240 pages book is in both English and Chinese, and contains over 200 of ceramics information for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, such as Chinese ceramic historical kiln sites, ceramic related museums, galleries, studios, schools, organizations, factories, ceramic magazines, plus some maps of these areas and other information for travelers.

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item #: BK 008



The Subterranean Army of Emperor Qin
China Travel & Tourism Press, 2001. The book is 126 pages, with over 100 full-color illustrations. The book's contents covers all the information of the history of the first Emperor of China, Qin ShiHuang (Qin Dynasty 211-206 BC), his mausoleum and the Terra-Cotta Army, the discovery and excavation of each pit, newly unearthed relics, and the construction of the Terra-Cotta figures.

Awakened, Qin's Terra-Cotta Army Your Price: $25.00
item #: BK 009



Chinese Tea Culture
Written by Wang Ling, and published by Foreign Language Press. China is the first country to grow, produce and drink tea. Tea drinking is not only a life style, but also a transmitter of culture, representing the philosophy and aesthetic views of China. The book introduces the rich knowledge of Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of tea, its history, the methods and customs of drinking tea, teahouse culture, legends, literature and art of tea, and tea vessels. It explains the Chinese tea culture in depth in an easy-to-understand way.

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item #: BK 013



Reality & Realism - Ah Leon
This 96-page book is a new version of the ceramic art of Ah Leon and the catalog of the Crocker Art Museum of Sacramento, California. Along with his new series of Tofu, other teapot pieces and his “Bridge” were exhibited in Crocker Art Museum Feb. 7- April 18, 2004. The internationally known Taiwanese artist Ah Leon graduated from the Taiwan National Academy of Art in 1976, and, influenced by the Yixing tradition, his clay works have developed using the unique style of illusion, called trompe l’oeil style.

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item #: BK 014



Pottery and Porcelain of China
Written by Li Zhiyan and Cheng Qinhua, published by the Foreign Languages Press. With 103 pages, over 100 full-color images illustrated book is a resource for the Chinese ceramic art history. The book’s contents includes the brief introduction for each Chinese ceramic period, the summary of how to distinguish between genuine and reproductions of Chinese historical ceramics, the sketch map of principal kilns of Chinese dynasties, and the chronological history of Chinese pottery and porcelain.

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item #: BK 015



Shan'Xi Historical Museum
Published by Shan'Xi People Art Publishing House and Educational and Cultural Press Ltd. Hong Kong, this book is 140 pages and in the languages of English, Chinese and Japanese. Begin with a brief introduction of the development and facilities of the museum, the book was compiled selected treasures of the museum that excavated in Shan’xi Province where is many Chinese historical sites excavated. The full color illustrations includes bronze wares, gold, silver and jade wares, Tang Dynasty tomb frescoes, ceramics, pottery figures, and Hang and Tang Dynasties?bricks and eaves tiles.

Shan Xi Historical Museum Your Price: $10.00
item #: BK 016



Shanghai Museum Ancient Chinese Ceramics Gallery
Published by Shanghai Museum, this 48 pages has 85 full-color illustrations, printed in English and Chinese, the contents include an introduction to Chinese ceramic history and a brief Chronology of Chinese Cerammics. The Shanghai Museum is an importance resource to the study of Chinese historical ceramics.

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item #: BK 017



Works by Ceramic Artists from Around the World
Sponsored by the Jingdezhen Municipality of China, the book was published by Shanghai Fine Arts Publishing House, China, 2006, and it contents two volumes, the first volume is 228 Chinese Artists from all over the country which including Hang Kong and Taiwan; the second volume is Foreign Artists which including 220 artists from 16 countries. See the name list of the international artists at the book section of www.ChineseClayArt.com.
Name list of international artists (Austria, Europe and North America)

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item #: BK 018



The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar
Written by Marvin Sweet and published by the Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, hard cover, 206 pages, richly illustrated with over 150 color photos. This stunning cross-cultural investigation reveals how contemporary American ceramists have been inspired by Yixing ware. Comprised of Chinese scholar art, historic Yixing ware and works by fifty-nine of the most highly regarded and innovative ceramist in America today, the contemporary American masterpieces either embody the underlying spirit of the Yixing tradition or Chinese scholar art, departing from it and transforming it into something new
the name list of artists

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item #: BK 019



International Ceramic Art Exhibition, Yixing, China 2005
This is a catalog of International Ceramic Art Exhibition with full color illustrations, 128 pages. The exhibition was in conjunction with the Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference 2005. The exhibits were received from the members of IAC (International Academy of Ceramics), NCECA, the Chinese Ceramic Art Council, USA, and included many Chinese artists. Name list of the artists from western countries
the name list of artists

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item #: BK 020



The Best American Ceramic Art in Beijing International Art Expo 2009
The full color, 40-page exhibition catalog was printed with 34 pieces of verity ceramic artworks done by 24 artists for the Beijing Art Expo. The pieces were selected from over 200 images nation-wide. The exhibition was hosted by the Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA at the World Trade Center in Beijing and was very well received in China. The artists were as follows: Marilyn Levine, Sally Brogden, Barbara Brown, Annette Corcoran, Harris Deller, Julia Feld, Verne Funk, David Furman, Anne Goldman, Bridget Cherie Harper, Sylvia Hyman, Thomas Kerrigan, Bob Kinzie, Louis Marak, Lee Middleman, Una Mjurka, Richard Shaw, Randolph Sill, Rimas VisGirda, Kurt Weiser, Stan Welsh, Fred Yokel, Scott Ziegler, and Guangzhen Po Zhou. Chinese Version.

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item #: BK 021



Carrying Clay Art on My Iron Shoulder (Chinese only)
Carrying Clay Art on My Iron Shoulder (Chinese only) is an autobiography written by Guangzhen Zhou, published by Jiangsu Art Publishing House in China with 180,000 Chinese characters, 80 pictures and 267 pages. It is about Mr. Zhou’s life and art, suffering and achievements in both China and the US since the late 1950’s.

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item #: BK 022



Ceramics Annual of America 2011
The Ceramics Annual of America is a comprehensive exhibition and fair, mounted to spotlight the quality and diversity of the contemporary ceramics field. The first event of its kind in the United States, the CAA board of dedicated artists, educators and curators share a desire to invest in the future of the ceramic field by honoring recent history, focusing attention on the work of contemporary artists and increasing exposure for the medium. The ceramics Annual of America is one of the largest exhibitions and art fairs focusing on ceramic art in AMerica, featuring the work of participating international artists from countries including Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and many more.

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item #: BK 023



Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. ACGA began as the Association of San Francisco Potters in 1945. We now have more than 500 members including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations, and corporate sponsors from throughout California.
This book is a survey of one hundred and one current members work and includes a brief history of the organization as well as contact information.

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item #: BK 024



21st Century Kilns
Author Mel Jacobson and friends. "21st Century Kilns" is a complete how to kiln book. It deals with every major fuel kiln design, with complete plans and ideas to build your own kiln. It stresses owning, firing and maintaining your own kiln, even in your own backyard. It includes chapters on gas, wood, salt firing and small one person kilns. This book has been assembled using the stories of dozens of kiln building experts. Each author has included a specialty that they are well respected for. The final chapter is related to electric kilns and how to repair and maintain them.

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item #: BK 025



The Intriguing Vision of Sylvia Hyman
SYLVIA HYMAN’s trompe l’oeil (meaning to deceive the eye) ceramic sculpture is among the most convincing in the world. This latest publication from Mansfield Press brings together essays written about Hyman’s art along with numerous examples of her ceramics. Over a prolific lifetime of making ceramics, Sylvia Hyman has exhibited widely and her work is to be found in prestigious public and private collections, throughout the USA and internationally. Examples of Hyman’s work will both delight and intrigue readers who perhaps will not believe it is completely made of clay, a fine example of trompe l’oeil that truly deceives the eye.
This exquisite, full colour publication gives an insight into not only the techniques behind Hyman’s masterful works but also her concepts, intellectual and aesthetic approaches to her art.
The 112 page book also includes a bonus DVD featuring a 23 minute documentary on Hyman, “Eternal Wonder” and 431 images of Hyman’s work. This book is a valuable resource for all artists, academics and students.

Your Price: $99.00
item #: BK 026



The Appreciation and Collection of Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art (Chinese)
The Appreciation and Collection of Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art (Chinese version). Written by Guangzhen Zhou, published by Jiangsu Fine Art Publishing House in China 2012 with 234 pages, 140,000 Chinese characters and about 400 full-colored images. This book was written for a variety of readers in the ceramic art field, from professionals to hobbyists. The book contents aesthetic theory of modern and contemporary ceramics; modern ceramic history; ceramic materials, techniques and process development; appreciation and collection of ceramic art; The appendix includes a "Chronology of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Ceramics", and the glossary of modern and contemporary ceramic art in Chinese and English.
Please Click Book Contents.

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item #: BK 027



The World Center of Teapot Making¡XYixing China
Photographed and wrote by Guangzhen Zhou and produced Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA, this DVD is introduced the pottery capital Yixing where the palm-sized unglazed stoneware teapots. The film is about 53 minutes and in three sections. The first section introduces the environment of Yixing and the history of Yixing teapots. The second section is about the ceramic cultural exchanges between Yixing and the international ceramic world. The last section demonstrates the whole process of Yixing teapot-making techniques demonstrated by well-known artist Meiqun Gu.

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item #: BK 601



Pottery of The Ethnic Minorities in Southerwest China
This is the first documentary film recording the pottery technique of eight ethnic groups and communities living in Southwest China: Li, Tibetan, Yi, Dai, Bai, Miao, Shui and Chuanqing people. The film is arranged and structured based on the history and development of ceramics, displaying a complete and detailed panorama of the pottery handicraft of the ethnic minorities in Southwest China. Not only is this a documentary studying, preserving, and promoting Chinese ethnic cultures, it also helps the outside world to understand the diversity and colorfulness of Chinese ethnic cultures through the window of ancient pottery making. Director: Lu Bin, Photographer: Tan Hongyu, Producer/Translator: Caroline Cheng

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item #: BK 603



Play Card
size 3 3/8” x 2 4/1”. 54 pictures of porcelain wares from Yuan to Qing Dynasty of China (1271-1911) that collected by Shanghai Museum.

54 pieces /set Sold Out Regular Price $5.00
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item #: BK 851



Post Card (#1,#2, #3,#4)
Size 4" X 6"

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item #: BK 9001
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item #: BK 9004
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Post Card (#5, #6, #7,#8)
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item #: BK 9008
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Post Card (#9,#10,#11,#12)
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item #: BK 9009
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item #: Bk 9010
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item #: BK 9012
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Post Card (#13,#14,#15,#16)
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Post Card (#17, #18, #19, #20)
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Post Card (#21, #22, #23, #24)
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Post Card (#25, #26, #27, #28)
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Post Card (#29, #30, #31, #32)
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Post Card (#33, #34, #35, #36)
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Post Card (#37,#38,#39)
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Poster, 100 Teapot of Yixing
The educational ceramic art poster No. 1. In the poster, a hundred Yixing teapots were selected from 63 well-known Yixing artists, included all of the National Arts and Crafts, and Ceramic Masters.

Poster Your Price: $10.00
   100 contemporary Teapot of Yixing
item #: BK 950
size: 21" X 31"
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   100 contemporary Teapot of Yixing
item #: BK 950-S
size: 8 1/4" X 11 3/8"



Poster, 100 Images of Chinese Historical Ceramic Art
The educational ceramic art poster No. 2, ~{!0~}100 Images of Chinese Historical Ceramic Art~{!1~} was just compiled by Guangzhen Zhou recently. In the poster, a hundred images of Chinese ceramic historical pieces were selected from the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty of 1911. The chronographically ordered pieces are representatives of ceramic art in Chinese history from their variety of form and color, the glaze and decoration techniques, the importance of pieces in the different periods and production areas. Also, ~{!0~}A Brief Chinese Chronology~{!1~} is printed on the left bottom for reference.

100 Images of Chinese Historical Ceramic Art Your Price: $10.00
item #: BK 951
size: 21" X 31"
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item #: BK 951-S
size: 8 1/4" X 11 3/8"



Poster, 100 Contemporary Teapot of West
The Teapots were selected from the six exhibitions listed below. It has been another pain to select only several images from over 400 pieces and nine countries: Beyond the Function, International Teapot Exhibition, Phoenix Arizona, NCECA, 2009 Big Fish, Small Pot, International Small Teapots and Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California (2004, 2006, 2008) Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by IAC and NCECA, Yixing China, 2005. Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference and Exhibition, Yixing China, 2001.
the name list of artists

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item #: BK 952
size: 21" X 31"



Poster, The Traditional Yixing Teapot Construction-Paddling Technique
The poster is a step by step process of teapot making with 56 pictures. The slab construction - paddling technique is one of the most important Yixing traditional hand-building techniques for making round teapots. While working with Yixing artists Shi Xiaoming and Jiang Yongjun, Guangzhen Zhou has created this poster especially for the western artists.

Your Price: $12.00
item #: BK 956
size: 21" X 31"



Posters,
Set of 4 posters include 100 Teapots of Yixng,100 Chinese Historical Ceramic Art, 100 Contemporary Teapots of West, The Traditional Yixing Teapot Construction

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   include BK 950, BK 951, BK 952, BK 956
item #: BK 904




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