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    Lin Xu

    Regular price $360.00
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    Vase

    Red stoneware vase that has been wheel thrown and wood fired to 1350c

    12.5 x 5.5 x 6"

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    Lin Xu

    Lin Xu

    Regular price $2,000.00
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    Nurture, 2017

    Shigaraki wood fire clay, porcelain, glaze, 18 x 10.5 x 13".

    Coil hand-built and wheel thrown, Wood fired in Japan to 1280c

    This piece was created at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan during a two-month residency supported by Canada Council for the Arts Travel Abroad grant.  It was twice fired in wood and gas kiln.  The molten feldspar beads on the surface is a well-known unique character of the local clay there.

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    Gourd (Hulu) Series #7 2016  Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone by Lin Xu.
    Gourd (Hulu) Series #7 2016  Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone by Lin Xu.

    Lin Xu

    Regular price $400.00
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    Gourd (Hulu) Series #7 2016

    Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone

    11 x 12"

    These pieces are results of the artist's ongoing series which draws inspirations from the gourd (hulu 葫芦), which Ancient Chinese regarded to be a symbol of prosperity and good luck as it is prolific in fruits and seeds. It is also believed to be a charm to ward off evil spirits and disease, as well as a symbol of longevity.

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    “The contemplation of genesis, transformation of cultures, and the function of art have been the main source for my work. In creating objects I seek a spatial view to capture the basic elements of our world. Each object possesses a language that is not translatable in words. It is my hope that my objects are understood even if we speak a different language and have a different history.”

    Originally from China, Lin Xu studied in Australia and the United States prior to moving to Canada to head up the Ceramics Program at Brandon University.