|Name:The Yuzhou Museum of the Jun Porcelain Kiln Site|
Tel:Jun Guan Yao Road (northern part)
The museum is an AAAA-rated national attraction. Situated at the northern part of Junguanyao Road in the downtown area, the museum covers an area of 47,000 m². The official Jun porcelain kiln site, a state key relic protection unit, is located here. On display are pictures, objects and documents of different dynasties since Tang Dynasty, which indicate the development, technology as well as the characteristics of the Jun porcelain in different periods. The fine works on display amounts to more than 10,000 pieces. The workshop is open to tourists all year round, providing the place and tools to make pottery by hand. If needed, the experts are available for directions and demonstrations.
As a saying goes “gold has price but Jun porcelain priceless”. The value of Jun porcelain lies in its Kiln Change process. The craftsmen add some copper to the glaze and then bake it in the kiln. In the process, by using magical kiln change techniques, varied colors are produced. Even in the same direction, a slight difference may create quite different products with various colors. Through this magic process, intermixed colors are glowing in their brilliance and form a beautiful contrast. People always contrast the porcelain to gold and jade, as the saying goes, when put together, it is better than jade. Expensive color-glazed porcelain products had been for the use of the royalty and popular relics in the eyes of noble people.
Address: Jun Guan Yao Road (northern part)