Benevolence is the Soul of Art

Green Tea: A Quest for Fresh Leaf and Timeless Craft. Hugo Americi et al.

The open hand on the depicted on the cover of this book reverberates with this response to the question about the qualities of a good potter from an interview with Mr. Yen Wei En, a potter from Longquan.

A good potter must have good technical skills. he must also know philosophy, aesthetics, history, culture, and traditional ceramics. The Chinese greatly respect artisans that possess knowledge and virtue, for benevolence is the soul of art. In my view, morality and know-how are important qualities for a potter.

Hugo America - Green Tea - Cover

And so for day 2550

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