Princeton University Art Museum Interactives
Making a Cizhou Vessel
The process of how Cizhou wares were made during China’s Song and Yuan dynasties is revealed as visitors create their own vessel using the Web site’s tools.
Visitors learn each step of the process of creating a Cizhou vessel like those in the museum’s collection as they throw the clay then color, paint, glaze, and fire it. Intermixed with video footage of artisans demonstrating techniques, the extensive 3-D visualizations in the activities let visitors make their own creative decisions to particularize their vessel throughout each stage. By balancing learning with creativity, this rich-media module engages diverse learning styles and helps make objects in the collection portals of discovery.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Honorable Mention, Art, 2006
These interactive features let visitors explore the symbolism and process of the works of art around them. We particularly enjoyed the ones that walked us through the process of making ceramic and bronze vessels. To make a ceramic vessel we threw the clay, painted and glazed, and then finally fired it. After breaking several we learned the basics of how to work with clay.
- Jeremy Clark
- JD Hooge
- Matt Arnold, Thomas Wester, David Knape
- 3-D Visualization
- Matt Arnold
- Motion Designer & Illustrator
- Martin Linde
- Quality Assurance
- Marti Johnson
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