Finals of Third Taoliu Creative Design Competition held in Zibo
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The finals of the Third Taoliu Creative Design Competition were held in Zibo, East China's Shandong province, on Nov 20.
Jointly sponsored by the China National Arts and Crafts Association and the Zibo municipal government, the competition has been held three times since 2019 and is the highest-level domestic creative design competition.
Ceramics and colored glaze works are displayed for the finals of the Third Taoliu Creative Design Competition on Nov 20. [Photo/cbbn.net]
Over 300 contestants from 16 provinces and cities across the country with nearly 1,000 sets of works in 10 categories participated in the competition. To highlight the theme "development of times" and to achieve the integration of the artistry and practicality of ceramics and colored glaze works, a total of about 210 sets of works by 150 contestants from 12 provinces and cities reached the finals based on evaluations of their practical operation and their physical works.
Artists are hard at work during the practical operation competition in the finals of the Third Taoliu Creative Design Competition on Nov 20. [Photo/cbbn.net]
Award winners and other outstanding works will be exhibited at the 21st China (Zibo) International Ceramic Expo, which will be held from Nov 29 to Dec 6 this year.
The popularity, influence and lure of the competition has been rising, and this year's entries broke new ground in innovation, artistic expression and practicability, leading the development of the industry's innovation design, said Zhang Xing, professor of the Academy of Arts Design at Tsinghua University, who has been invited to serve as a judge three times.
Judges grade ceramics and colored glaze works in the finals of the Third Taoliu Creative Design Competition on Nov 20. [Photo/cbbn.net]