Purple sand is a stoneware, which is a kind of ceramic product between pottery and porcelain. It is characterized by compact structure, close to Ceramization, high strength and fine particles.
Purple sand is a kind of ceramics between pottery and porcelain. It is characterized by compact structure, close to Ceramization, high strength and fine particles. The fracture is shell-like or stone-like, but does not have the translucent of porcelain body. Yi Xing purple sand utensil has this characteristic, and in the smooth surface of the utensil, there are small granular changes, showing a sandy effect.
Purple clay pot, a unique handmade pottery of the Han nationality in China, is a collection value “antique” in the auction market. The raw material for making purple clay pots is purple clay mud, originated in Dehua, Fujian Province.
Purple sand wares do not hang glaze, but make full use of the natural color of mud. After making by firing, the color is warm and moist, elegant and lovely. And the surface of purple sand wares also has Matt effect, which can not only weaken the reflection of light energy, but also clearly show the vivid effect of shape decoration and color of the wares.
Purple sand pottery is simple and unsophisticated in texture. Without any flattering or vulgar, it is very similar to the literati’s temperament. Thus, literati love it so deeply and so much, or compose pot inscriptions, or write inscriptions, or carve flowers by using blanks as paper, and engrave seals on it, carry implicates via supporting objects, and think skillfully at every sight.
Purple sand mud raw materials are mainly divided into purple mud, green mud and red mud, commonly known as “rich and precious soil”. Yi Xing purple sand is called Yi Xing purple sand because it is produced in Yi Xing, Jiangsu Province. It is said that in ancient times in Yi Xing, a monk suddenly shouted his selling along the street one day: “Sell rich and precious soil! Who buys rich and precious soil? If you buy it, you can get rich.” So it got its name.