CityU exhibits the artworks of pottery masters

Yvonne Lee

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More than 60 pieces of pottery by master Mr Liao Hongbiao, his wife Ms Huo Lan, and their sons Mr Liao Haifeng and Mr Liao Qifeng are being displayed at an exhibition titled “Appreciation of Liao Hong Biao’s and Huo Lan’s Pottery” organised by City University of Hong Kong (CityU)’s Culture and Sports Committee.
The opening ceremony on 15 April was officiated by Dr Lesley Lau Fung-ha, Head of the Art Promotion Office; Mr and Mrs Liao; Mr Raymond Li Kue-shun, Chairman of the International Shiwan Ceramics Association; Ms Nancy Sit Ka-yin, actress; Mr Ho Lai-chuen, a seasoned media executive; Professor Way Kuo, CityU President; Dr Wong Chi-tim, Director of CityU Student Development Services; and Mr Lo Chi-keung, CityU Artist-in-residence.
Mr Liao Hongbiao is a master of Shiwan pottery, an intangible cultural heritage item. Mr Liao was awarded as Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts, an award presented by a Ministry under State Council of China. His artworks have been exhibited in National Museum of Taiwan History. Liao Shi Pottery Studio’s artworks present a rich culture of traditional Shiwan pottery integrated with techniques from western sculpture traditions. This blend of traditions generates a unique visual power that combines simplicity and classical antiquity. Their works of heroic General Guan Yu, amusing monk Ji Gong and earnest old fishermen are favourites among art lovers as well as collectors.
The exhibition is being held at the Singing Waves Gallery, 6/F, Amenities Building, CityU, from 16 April to 11 May, 10am to 7pm daily.


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