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Get fired up about pottery at Ceramic Festival

The “Ceramic Festival of Vietnam – Binh Duong in 2010” is underway at Go Dau Stadium in Thu Dau Mot Town in Binh Duong Province till September 8.

The festival has 600 booths of ceramics and fine arts from about 70 enterprises around the country. Twenty one traditional ceramics and pottery villages which have been making ceramics for hundreds of years are also represented. The villages include Bat Trang in Hanoi, Phu Lang in Bac Ninh, Chu Dau in Hai Duong, Phuoc Tich in Thua Thien-Hue, Thanh Ha in Quang Nam, Hoa Vinh in Phu Yen, Bau Truc in Ninh Thuan, Bien Hoa in Dong Nai, Lai Thieu in Binh Duong and Mang Thit in Vinh Long.

Ceramic makers are promoting their products to local and foreign customers at the festival, while discussing the balance between traditional pottery making and using modern technology.

At the festival, there will be a ceramic making contest, seminar and exhibitions on ceramics.

Seven pottery works have been registered for Vietnamese records, of which three works by Minh Long 1 Company including Cup Hon Viet (Vietnamese soul’s cup), Chen Ngoc Van Lang (Van Lang pearl bowl) and Cup Sen Vang (Golden Lotus Cup), the work Quoc Binh Thang Long (Thang Long peaceful nation) by Cuong Phat Company, Lu Thien Dia (Jar of heaven and earth) by Thanh Trung pottery firm, Den Gom (Pottery lamp) by Thuong Nguyen pottery company and Dia Cau (Globe) by Tan Toan Phat Company. All works are made by traditional methods.
 
(Source: SGT)

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