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jingdezhen ceramic fair and tour oct 04- last call

updated sat 11 sep 04


clayart chinese on fri 10 sep 04

Last call for Jingdezhen fair and China tour Special. Fee: $2,300 (or $1,700
without international airfare). Application deadline: September 15, 2004.

Cost includes: International round trip flight, in-country transportation,
three meals each day and lodging (twin sharing, three star hotel), museums
tickets, and tour guide/English interpreter.
Cost Excluding: Visa application (You may send your passport to Guangzhen
"Po" Zhou, director of the Chinese Ceramic Council, USA with $70 if there is
no Chinese consulate near your hometown), the U.S. domestic fights,
International Airport taxes (US $12, onetime when departure from home
flight), personal phone calls and other services. Single supplement: $40 per

Jingdezhen Ceramic Fair High Lights

Oct. 12, 9am, opening ceremony, nearly 2,000 guests from all over the world
will attend this event, including government officers, ceramic artists,
exhibiters and businessmen.

6:30-8:00pm, welcome banquet.

Oct. 13, the Summit of ceramic production areas from all of the world.

Oct. 14, visit Kaolin village and Yaoli village and enjoy the tea ceremony
and music performance with porcelain instruments.

Oct. 15, 9am, ceramic art exchanges with Chinese and foreigners at the
Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Institute.

2:30pm, clay workshops by over 20 artists from Japan, Korea, France, United
Kingdom, Austria, and Chinese from national wide.

Oct. 16, Auctions of ceramic art works by Eastern and Western artists.

Evening, entertainment performance of “Jingdezhen 1000”.

Oct. 17, visit “the ten light spots” facilities of Jingdezhen and the
exhibition of Imperial Kilns.

Oct. 18, the closing ceremony.

During the fair, there will be a lot of local tours to many ceramic
factories and studios, exhibitions, ceramic markets, museums and kiln sites.

Tour Itinerary:
Oct. 6-22, Shanghai, Yixing, Jingdezhen, Xi'an and Beijing. 17 days.
Oct. 6, Departure from the west cost of the US, or your home country,
Oct. 7, arrive Shanghai,
Oct. 8-9, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and the market, and ceramic art
galleries. Boat on Huangpu River.
Oct. 10, tours in Yixing. National masters' studio, dragon kiln, purple sand
factory, teapot market,
Oct. 11, tours in Yixing and bus leave to Nanjing in the afternoon. Take
overnight train to Jingdezhen,
Oct. 12, arrive in Jingdezhen in the morning,
Oct. 12-15, International Jingdezhen Ceramics Fair,
Oct. 16, bus to Nanchang, flight to Xi'an.
Oct. 17, Visit Terri-cotta Warriors Museum and antique market,
Oct. 18, visit Chenlu, a historical ceramics village,
Oct. 19, overnight train to Beijing, (Z20, 19:23-06:53).
Oct. 20, Great wall in the morning and exchange with faculty and students at
The Center Academy of Fine Arts in the afternoon,
Oct. 21, visit Tainanmen Square and Ancient Palace Museum/the Forbidden
City, and gifts shopping in the afternoon,
Oct. 22, departure from Beijing, home flight to US.