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Bahamian ceramic artist, Alistair D. Stevenson was featured at the Jingdezhen International Ceramics Fair in China.


Stevenson who is pursuing a degree in ceramics in Jingdezhen,  presented a series of over 20 porcelain sculptures in his “Creative Nassau” booth.


The sculptures were themed “The Fragility of Life” which is a continuing theme in his “Fragility” series that was on display locally this summer at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery.


The Creative Nassau booth won the attention of many visitors to the ceramics fair and was the focus of television, newspaper and magazine journalists of Jiangxi Province.


The booth also had the honour of being visited by the City of Jingdezhen’s Mayor, Mrs. Yi Mei, to whom Stevenson presented one of his works as an expression of gratitude for the opportunity to represent The Bahamas at the exposition.


Pam Burnside of Creative Nassau and Doongalik Studios Art Gallery said as a creative entity, Creative Nassau looks forward to continued participation in this expo and others around the world.


“It is through such networking opportunities with other creative cities in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) that The Bahamas can continue to expose and define its world class artistic presence as a partner of the global creative economy,” Burnside.


She said the use of ceramics as the primary medium for the display emphasized the delicacy of life itself, suggesting that human beings should cherish both their own lives as well as the lives of others.


“With the variety of surface decoration, curving edges and overall elegant movements, the work automatically brought a sense of nature into a space, reminding audiences of the importance of embracing life outside of everyday work, and of finding enjoyment from family, friends, love, tradition and contemporary ideas,” Burnside said.





Written by Jones Bahamas

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