…. Archaeological records show that Vietnamese pottery and ceramics has a long history spanning back thousands of years and were an essential part of its trade with neighbouring countries in pre-modern times.
Whilst much of Vietnamese pottery and ceramics owes its origins to Chinese influences, it has in the post Chinese-Domination era, developed its own distinctive style. Vietnamese potters combining indigenous and learnt Chinese elements as well as experimenting with styles from a fusion of other cultures such as Khmer, Hindu and Champa have, over the years created a uniquely Vietnamese genre.
Nowadays, whilst ceramics in the traditional style are still being produced and are popular, modern ceramics have become an emerging branch of Vietnamese industry. Beside the ancient craft centres, many new and old communities have begun using imported techniques, such as casting, chemical glazing, and firing in gas or electric kilns as opposed to traditional wood fired ovens. The shapes and decorations of many ceramic products produced in these industries have been influenced by international aesthetic tastes as producers increasingly look to global export markets to sell their wares.
Vina-Concepts work with these industries and traditional artisans to bring the very best of Vietnamese ceramic products to its customer base in the US and Australasia. Talk to us today about how we can assist your business to source and distribute these finely crafted unique items.