Gallery Talks

Lobed Dish, 9th–10th century C.E. Porcelain (Ding ware). Yale University Art Gallery, Edward H. Dunlap, B.A. 1934, Fund


Gallery Talk, Clay, Culture, Commerce: The Global Impact of Chinese Ceramics

Denise Patry Leidy
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:30 pm

Much of the world’s ceramic technology originated in China. In this talk, Denise Patry Leidy, the Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, explores two of the most important and wide-reaching Chinese inventions: green-glazed wares, commonly known as “celadons,” and porcelain painted with cobalt blue, popularly known as “blue-and-white.” Both traditions had a profound impact on traditional clay—in Korea and Japan, in the Islamic world, and ultimately in Europe and the Americas—and both continue to resonate in contemporary clay.

Space is limited.

Open to: 
General Public