On May 4, the third day of “China-Canada Tourism Year – Poly’s Zisha Cultural Exchange” event, Poly Art Gallery and BC Ceramic Industry Association jointly held the China-Canada Ceramic Industry Association artists seminar at the Shadbolt Art Center in Burnaby. Burnaby acting mayor Paul McDonell, Burnaby City Councilor Baijin Wang, Vice President of China Ceramic Industry Association Juntang Shi, Principal of Shadbolt Art Center Rebecca Nowosad, General Manager of Beijing Poly Cultural Center Liqun Wan, Office Director of Poly Cultural Group Tingbiao Xu, General Manager of Poly Culture North America Yi Chen, and other nearly 50 guests attended.
At the seminar, the Chinese artists representatives from Yixing and the Canadian artists representatives from BC demonstrated pot making process. Xiaolong Fang, Xiaofang Yu, and Youliang Fan, 3 masters demonstrated exquisite skills of pot making.
Poly Art Gallery hosted meetings events with 3 national masters, and several provincial masters. Vast number of Zisha collectors had a face-to-face communication with 12 famous Zisha masters.
On the evening of May 4, Vice President of China Ceramic Industry Association Juntang Shi and some national masters attended the charity dinner held by the West Coast Ceramic Foundation. After 8 informative and meaningful exchange activates over 3 days, “China-Canada Tourism Year – Poly’s Zisha Cultural Exchange” event in Vancouver has came to a successful conclusion. Subsequently, the Yixing Zisha delegation held exchange events with Royal British Columbia Museum on the afternoon of May 6, and then went to Calgary to meet local art lovers.