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Monk’s ceramic vase collection recognised as Vietnamese Records

Update: October, 10/2018 - 09:00
A set of 100 ceramic vases featuring traditional patterns by artisan Phạm Văn Tuyên -Venerable Thích Chánh Tịnh, has received an entry in the Việt Nam Book of Records. — Photo anhp.vn
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HẢI PHÒNG — A set of 100 ceramic vases featuring traditional Vietnamese patterns, created by Venerable Thích Chánh Tịnh, has received an entry in the Việt Nam Book of Records.

Venerable Thích Chánh Tịnh, or artisan Phạm Văn Tuyên, from Kiến Thụy District in the northern port city of Hải Phòng is the chief monk of the Đống Phúc Pagoda in the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh.

The collection introduces and honours typical ceramic products and traditional Vietnamese pottery in particular, thus preserving values of traditional pottery villages, according to Director of Hải Phòng’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Lê Văn Quý.

Quý made the statement at a ceremony to announce the recognition held in Hải Phòng last weekend.

Also speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the Việt Nam Record Association Trần Chiến Thắng noted that the set contributed to promoting national culture, as well as creative values.

The official hoped the artist will continue his work to provide more pieces with cultural values like the collection of vases.

Artist Phạm Văn Tuyên-Venerable Thích Chánh Tịnh said he and his associates made the vases in two months, using ceramic glaze in the style of the historical period between the early Lê Dynasty (1428–1527) and the Mạc Dynasty (1527–1677).

The vases were created to convey the soul of the earth and the warmth of fire, said the artist. — VNS

Artisan Phạm Văn Tuyên -Venerable Thích Chánh Tịnh and one of his works. — Photo vov.vn

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