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Special Programmes for Exhibitions "Claylaboration—Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition" and "Golden Splendours: 20th-Century Painted Porcelain of Hong Kong"

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.

Programme details

"Be a Little Porcelain Painter" Family Workshop
Special Programme for the Chinese New Year

A plain white porcelain item becomes a beautiful coloured porcelain item after an artist has meticulously and ingeniously painted gorgeous decorative patterns on it. In this workshop, children, as "little porcelain painters", will learn about the decorative and propitious patterns of gangcai and the painted porcelain production method and techniques. They will create a set of painted porcelain coasters filled with New Year's greetings and creative New Year pictures.

Date & Time 1st Session: 12 January 2019 (Saturday) 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2nd Session: 19 January 2019 (Saturday) 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
3rd Session: 27 January 2019 (Sunday) 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Mrs Betty Ho (Porcelain Painting Teacher)
Target Children aged 7 – 12
Fee HK$57.5 per child (Fee will not be collected during the enrolment period)
Enrolment 20 children for each session (An accompanying parent is required, free for accompanying parent). Please enroll in one of the three sessions. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form). Enrolment for the 1st Session ends at 5 pm on 4 January 2019. Enrolment for the 2nd and 3rd Session ends at 5 pm on 11 January 2019. In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open lot drawing 1st Session: 10 am on 7 January 2019, Education Studio, G/F
2nd and 3rd Session: 10 am on 14 January 2019, Education Studio, G/F
Remarks After the workshop, the porcelains will be fired by the instructor. As the ceramic firing process takes time, the participants can collect their finished works about two weeks after the workshop.
 

Talk: "From Guangzhou to Hong Kong and across the Globe: Gangcai Stories Transcending Time and Boundaries"

Gangcai – Hong Kong painted porcelain – has a unique style, mixing Eastern and Western cultures, spanning ancient and modern, with endless stories. Visitors can appreciate Hong Kong painted porcelain through images; and listen to scholars having a dialogue and telling stories about gangcai, including the historical reasons for its move to Hong Kong from Guangzhou. During the gradual development of Hong Kong's glazed porcelain factories, the gangcai painters contributed their expertise and created a brilliant golden age of gangcai. The endless interesting stories transcend time and boundaries. We look forward to learning more about gangcai to cherish this unique form of ceramic art.

Date 20 January 2019 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
The venue has been changed to Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History.
Speakers Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao (Hong Kong History Researcher) and Ms Lai Suk-yee (Hong Kong Painted Porcelain Researcher)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.
To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
 

Talk: "Inspiration Exchange: When Contemporary Designs and Traditional Painted Porcelain Converge"

 

Gangcai – Hong Kong painted porcelain – is a unique craft that integrates Chinese and Western cultures. From traditional Chinese motifs to exotic patterns, and from simple household utensils to multi-element decorations, it has been used to create practical products that suit modern life. As it is invigorated by new ideas, will the traditional painted porcelain craftwork and the new era's design industry move forward in parallel, stimulating brilliant developments? Mr. Yiu Hoi-ki, a senior craftsman in the painted porcelain industry, and Ms. Agatha Tsang, a professional designer, will share their views with the audience.

 

Date 3 March 2019 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
The venue has been changed to Theatre, 1/F.
Speakers Mr Yiu Hoi-ki (Hong Kong Ceramics Researcher and Porcelain Artist) and Ms Agatha Tsang (Former Chairperson of the Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
Remarks Successful applicants can register for the programme at the counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the programme from 2 pm onwards. Please arrive at the theatre on the 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
 

Discovering Ceramic Art and Overglaze Painting: Visits to Painted Porcelain Factories and Ceramic Art Studios

Porcelain and ceramics are the major media used to create painted porcelain and ceramic art, which appeal to many art enthusiasts. In this programme, the participants will visit porcelain factories, organisations related to painted porcelain, and ceramic art studios. Through sharing by porcelain masters and ceramists, the participants will learn about the current situation and the latest developments of Hong Kong painted porcelain and ceramic art, as well as the stories behind the materials.

Date, Time and
Locations of Visit
Route (1)
19 January 2019 (Saturday) 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yuet Tung China Works, To Tsu Kok Furniture & Artifacts, JL Ceramics Workshop (Jakie Leung's Studio) & Gitone Art and Dining (Terence Lee's Studio)

Route (2)
26 January 2019 (Saturday) 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, I-Kiln Studio (Chris Chan's Studio), Arthome.hk Workshop (Alan Lai's Studio) & Toki Nashiki (Ryan Hui and Wy Lee' Studio)
Assembly Point Seminar Room, G/F, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Target Persons aged 18 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 15 participants for each session. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form). Enrolment ends at 3pm on 14 January 2019. In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open Lot Drawing 11am on 15 January 2019, Education Studio, G/F
Remarks A coach will be arranged for the participants to visit different locations, yet walking is stilled required. All interested participants should consider their health condition before enrolment. The participants should wear light clothes and not bring along large carry-on items.
Please arrive at the assembly point 10 minutes before the start of the programme to register and get on the coach. Late-comers will not be entertained. The tour will end at the last location of visit.
 

Create with Clay: Pottery-Making Try-out Workshop

After seeing the ceramic and porcelain exhibits in the exhibition hall, would you like to try making pottery? The museum will host a workshop for pottery art. The participants can get a taste of throwing a pot on a potter's wheel, and feel the rhythm as a new work takes shape. Participants who like to create freely can also choose to experience the skills of shaping clay by hand, to create a pottery artwork with their personal style and a unique shape. Pottery art fans are welcome to experience the skills of shaping clay and creating pottery art.

Date 23 February 2019 (Saturday)
Time 1st Session: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2nd Session: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructors Ceramics Teachers at Lai Chan Kee
Enrolment A maximum of 50 participants in each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the entrance of the Education Studio 30 minutes before each session for the hands-on experience (each participant will be allotted about 15 minutes for the experience).
Remarks Please arrive at the Education Studio on the G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved quota will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
The finished pottery will be fired and temporarily stored by the instructor. Participants are welcome to collect their glazed and fired ceramic works from our museum on Sunday, 24 March 2019, and are welcome to bring their works to participate in "Pottery-Making‧Music-Jamming: A Ceramic Art Ensemble", which will be held on that day.
 

Demonstration and Appreciation of Gangcai Techniques

Hong Kong used to be where most of the world's hand-painted gangcai porcelain wares were created. As time passed, many of the porcelain factories in Hong Kong closed down. Today, only a few porcelain masters are still engaged in hand-painted gangcai production, utilising their exquisite porcelain painting skills and wealth of experience gained in past decades. We have invited a veteran porcelain master to this programme to demonstrate his gangcai techniques, such as line encircling, tahua (painting Canton Rose), and drawing bianshi (border patterns) and jindi (ground patterns).

Date 9 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Instructor Master Cheung Kam-ping (Porcelain Painting Master)
Enrolment A maximum of 45 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Enrolment starts on 7 January 2019. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
 

Encounter with Gangcai: Demonstration of Gangcai Techniques and Porcelain Painting Workshop

Session 1: Demonstration and Appreciation of Gangcai Techniques
Hong Kong used to be where most of the world's hand-painted gangcai porcelain wares were created. As time passed, many of the porcelain factories in Hong Kong closed down. Today, only a few porcelain masters are still engaged in hand-painted gangcai production, utilising their exquisite porcelain painting skills and wealth of experience gained in past decades. We have invited a veteran porcelain master to this programme to demonstrate his gangcai techniques, such as line encircling, tahua (painting Canton Rose), and drawing bianshi (border patterns) and jindi (ground patterns).

Session 2: Porcelain Painting Workshop
After appreciating the demonstration by the porcelain painting master, the participants will learn about the basic skills of porcelain painting under the guidance of the instructor. All participants will have an opportunity to experience the art of gangcai by designing and making their own porcelain dish.

Date 9 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room and Education Studio, G/F
Instructors Session 1 (Demonstration): Master Cheung Kam-ping (Porcelain Painting Master)
Session 2 (Workshop): Mrs Betty Ho (Porcelain Painting Teacher)
Fee HK$92 per adult, concessionary charge $46 for full-time students and senior citizens aged 60 or above. (Fee will not be collected during the enrolment period)
Enrolment A maximum of 20 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.
Participants must attend both Session 1 and Session 2. Enrolment starts on 7 January 2019, and ends on 22 February 2019. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).
(Due to the overwhelming response, this programme is full. Registration is now closed. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!)
Remarks After the workshop, the porcelains will be fired by the instructor. As the ceramic firing process takes time, the participants can collect their finished works about two weeks after the workshop.
 

Pottery-Making ● Music-Jamming: A Ceramic Art Ensemble

When you hear of ceramic meeting music, what springs to mind? How can a simple looking ceramic cup or bowl be turned into an extraordinary percussion instrument? The participants will learn about the musical characteristics of ceramic clay and ceramic shaping, and participate in an ensemble directed by the instructor. All the musicians will assemble and perform on the stairs of the entrance lobby of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. No musical experience or background is required to join the ensemble. Don't miss the chance!

Date 24 March 2019 (Sunday)
Time 1st Session: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2nd Session: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Courtyard / Seminar Room# and the Grand Staircase, G/F
Instructor Mr Erikson Ting (Musician)
Enrolment A maximum of 40 participants in each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants of the "Create with Clay: Pottery-Making Try-out Workshop" on 23 February 2019 are welcome to bring their glazed and fired ceramic works from the above-mentioned workshop to join this programme. They can register for the preferred session in advance on the day of the workshop. Certain seats will be reserved for other members of the public who can bring a ceramic object of any kind (no limitation to type or shape) to participate. Enrolment starts from 1 to 20 March 2019. To register, please call 2180 8260.

# Subject to the weather condition on the programme day

 

More than Clay: A Demonstration and Sharing Session by Contemporary Ceramic Artists

Clay shaping, painting, firing, grinding and polishing are the basic processes in making ceramics. The ceramic artists participating in the Claylaboration – Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition will talk about their inspirations with clay, demonstrate their pottery skills, and share their passion, experience and production processes with the audience. They will also talk about their artistic journey of Claylaboration – about their exchanges and cooperation with artists and creators from other art media and industries, and explore the possibilities for creativity and development by integrating ceramics with different art forms.

Date 14 April 2019 (Sunday)
Time 1st Session: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2nd Session: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Function Place, 1/F
Moderator Mr Chris Chan (Ceramic Artist)
Demonstration Guests Mr Chan Kiu-hong, Ms Wy Lee and Mr Ryan Hui, Mr Jakie Leung, Ms Rosanna Li, Mr Nick Poon, Ms Fiona Wong and Ms Yokky Wong
Enrolment All are welcome to join the programme at the Function Place on the 1/F. Limited seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Remarks The above seven demonstration guests/teams will be divided into two groups, one group participating in Session 1 and the other in Session 2. For details, please refer to our upcoming newsletter #74 (April – June).