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Porcelain for Emperors
"Porcelain for Emperors" 1993 12 minutes Made for the exhibition Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Sada Planning, Inc.; School of Cinema-Television and Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Editorial support from EditDroid Syetem/LucasArt Entertainment Company. Additional funding from the Tianminlou Foundation. "Porcelain for Emperors" introduces traditional porcelain production in the city of Jingdezhen, China, where ceramic vessels were made to imperial order for more than 500 years. Viewers can see Jingdezhen specialists preparing the clay body, transforming it into vessel shapes, glazing and decorating, and firing the last wood-burning kiln still operating in Jingdezhen.