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A closer look at ceramic Penjing figurines

When I reported on bonsai or penjing figurines, I was very curious about the production end. Were they all slipcast? Is anyone creating handmade ones, as they were surely made in early days? Most of these figures today are mass-made … Continue reading

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Bonsai and the art of mud figurines

Tiny little figures, some depicting people, some things from nature. Almost like pieces from dioramas. When I first heard the term Japanese mudmen and mudwomen, I thought, “What?” Investigating, I learned they are tiny figurines used with bonsai to emphasize … Continue reading

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