On October 20th, 2018, the “2018 Silk Road Celebrity China Tour” event began its session in Chenlu Ancient Town, Tongchuan City, Shaanxi Province.
Chenlu Ancient Town, located in the Yintai District of Tongchuan City, is the largest ceramic production base in the northwest region after the founding of Huangpu Kiln, the origin of Yaozhou Kiln. With ceramic industry as one of the pillars of local economy, it has long been well known as the “Porcelain Capital in North of Wei River”. As an important part of the Yaozhou kiln, one of the major ancient Chinese kilns, Chenlu Ancient Town enjoys a history of more than 1400 years. With its preservation of original and unique natural landscape, it is well known as “the living fossil of the ancient porcelain town”.
"2018 Silk Road Celebrity China Tour" began its Chenlu Ancient Town Session (Photo by Shen Wei)
"Silk Road Celebrities" are learning the process and historical and cultural stories about Yaozhou Porcelain production (Photo by Wu Yuting)
"Silk Road Celebrities" are experiencing the casting process in the production of porcelain (Photo by Shen Wei)
In basin-shaped Chenlu Ancient Town, local folk houses are densely distributed like a honeycomb (Photo by Wu Yuting)
Li Family Porcelain Workshop is mainly engaged in producing celadon wares (Photo by Wu Yuting)
In a workshop of Chenlu Ancient Town, a female painter is drawing an orchid bowl. The finer the pigment is, the better effect is for drawing the orchid bowl. Therefore, painters must have good command of the concentration of pigment. Also, given the particularly strong water absorption of the dry base, painters have to draw as quickly as possible to achieve the desired pattern effect. (Photo by Shen Wei)
The pot-wall and porcelain-road scenic area in Chenlu Ancient Town is a quite unique and rare landscape in modern pottery workshops (Photo by Wu Yuting)
The terraced mud pool was built by ceramics family in 1960s on the basis of relics of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with a total area of over 9,000 square meters (Photo by Wu Yuting)