‘From The Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics’ At NUS Museum, Singapore

National University of Singapore is hosting ‘From the Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics,’ an exhibition displaying a range of greenware from historical kilns in Myanmar.Apart from historical kilns the event also displays pieces from contemporary revival in the use of ash glazes. This is the first exhibition solely dedicated to Myanmar ceramics in Singapore. Myanmar is the last major Southeast Asian nation that has a tradition of glazed pottery production. With these discoveries, it is becoming apparent that compared to any other nation, the number of pottery kilns were huge and were widely distributed throughout the country. Although pottery is an important industry in modern Myanmar, its historical contribution to the nation’s rich tradition of glazed ceramics production is the last thing to emerge and to be studied. This exhibition is a key step in shedding more light on the process of ash glazing. While these archeological discoveries will help in studying the ancient tradition, this will also help in pushing forward new developments in this regard. The Myanmar Ceramic Society is trying to revive this ancient knowledge of ash glazing for strengthening the contemporary pottery industry in Twante and to connect the local potters to their rich heritage.The exhibition is on view through December 31, 2017, at NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279.

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