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Koji Potter | Chen Shih-jen

  • Publish Date:2017-04-25
Koji Potter | Chen Shih-jen

Did You Know That … ?

  • Chen Shih-jen is the grandson of the illustrious Chen Tian-chi (陳天乞), from whom he learned the cut-and-paste technique for making Koji pottery after dropping out of school at grade five.

  • In classical Koji pottery, the figures have a head-to-body ratio of 1 to 5 (or 1 to 6). Great attention is paid to the posture, garment, and accessories to ensure liveliness.

  • Chen became recognized as a national preserver of his craft at the age of 28. The handiwork of the Chen clan - Chen, his grandfather, father, and uncle - can be found in most temples in northern Taiwan.

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