TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review September 2017

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This article was originally found in the September 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 3, Page 27).

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For Gods and Kings: Ritual Ceramics in Asia 29 April 2017 In this symposium, three expert speakers explored the role that ceramics have played in the ceremonial life of various Asian societies, whether in religious or court context.

Jackie Menzies traced the development of white Korean porcelain wares through the Joseon dynasty (13921910), inspired by Neo-Confucian values of understated simplicity, and how this great tradition has influenced contemporary Korean potters.

Wendy Parker discussed how ritual objects associated with Balinese temple festivals are assembled using a range of materials, constructed to represent oral traditions, and described how the narratives associated with these objects have both devotional and story-telling functions...