The Great Chinese Wall took centuries to build
During my studies in China I tried to find answers to many technical questions which excited my curiosity.
I wanted to understand the mysteries of firing transformation and how Chinese patient, profound, repeated observations, combined with Chinese ingenuity overcame the immense difficulties of not really understanding was happening during the firing but, miraculously, still being able to make these complex ceramic processes being dominated by will.
At the end of the 5th decade of last century the scientific study and evaluation of ceramic historical heritage had already started, but I was there too early to benefit from it.
Learning, observing and questioning, I understood that the area of my study was immensely vast and deep, and I was just making my first beginner’s step. The mature knowing and understanding of ceramics would come much later, after more persistent effort.