This paper addresses the contemporary production of traditional crafts through a close study of Tibetan black pottery. By considering the traditional process, materials, and techniques of Nixi pottery alongside contemporary changes in markets, resource availability, and production methods, this paper suggests possible directions for the development of traditional crafts. Ultimately, the paper challenges traditional distinctions between “arts” and “crafts,” suggesting the inherent mobility of crafts as their makers respond to changes in the social, political, and economic contexts of production.
Art and Design | Art Practice | Chinese Studies
Elliott, Catherine, "尼西黑陶: A Study of Tibetan Black Pottery" (2011). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 1075.