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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Study Ceramic art in China 2016

Dear Colleagues, Students, and Ceramic Enthusiasts,

Potter working in family studio, Jingdezhen.

Come to China and Study Ceramics with West Virginia University at the World Famous Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop!!!

The Sanbao Pottery Village, near Jingdezhen.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin's Terra Cotta Army, Ancient Capital of Xi’an, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

Hevenly Temple, Beijing, China.
Photo by: Greg Tsontakis-Mally

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University has teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  For the last 18 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

Large Vase Factory, Sanbao Valley, Jingdezhen.

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.  High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yao ware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Yaoli, near Jingdezhen.  The birthplace of Kaolin.

Summer Semester 2016
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7800*

Jingdezhen the new.

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food (an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program), materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Fall Semester 2016
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,900*
6-Credits Studio Ceramics
3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History
3-Credits Basic Language and Culture

Bottle Factory Jingdezhen

Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.  Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:

or go to our Facebook Page:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Associate Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Robert "Boomer" Moore
Associate Professor of Art
West Virginia University

Jennifer Allen
West Virginia University

Kelly O'Briant
Post-Graduate Fellow
West Virginia University

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