Inspired by a visit to the Chinese porcelain centre of Jingdezhen, CBPS member Zara created these ceramic “scholar rocks.” Scholar rocks (gongshi) were intriguing or fantastically-shaped stones, used focus for meditation of religious or philosophic principles and for contemplation prior to writing poems or painting.
Teacher Sylvia devised a great use for old paintings: pop-up cards! Bird & Cherry Popup Video
George has written another novel: Ichiro’s Odyssey.
CBPS Member Nick W is a ceramicist, making dramatic pots with interesting shapes and glazes, and water droppers. In 2019 he was inspired by by Qu Leilei’ course Life Drawing the Chinese Way to decorate these pots: