CBPS Members Creativity

Leo: I have been cutting up old discarded Chinese brush work and reforming them. By drawing on the back of the old work randomly and cutting up without knowing what lies on the other side. I have just allowed the shapes to dictate once turned right side up.  Here are some examples.

Catch off Anglesey

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:

Nick also makes water-droppers: