China Report (Reported by Wang Zhaolei) On May 31, Cao Anxiang, a master of Zisha, Jiangsu, led more than 20 charity people to donate the purple sand incense burner at the Potala Palace in Tibet. Essence

Cao Anxiang donated the Potala Palace Zisha incense burner

Cao Anxiang (left) took a group photo with Sonan Hangdan (right)

Sonan Nanyan, deputy director of the Budara Palace Management Office, said that in the past 70 years of peaceful liberation in Tibet, under the leadership of the party, Tibet has carried out democratic reforms and established a socialist system. The journey. It has greatly improved the production and living conditions of the Tibetan people, and the people of all ethnic groups have continued to enhance their sense of gain, happiness, and security. The Budara Palace is built on the mountains, the group overlap, the palace is Saga, the momentum is magnificent, there is a magnificent birth, the atmosphere of the sky, a solid granite wall, and the white -horse grass wall collar in the patella. The brilliant golden top, the huge golden treasure bottle, building and prayer flags with a strong decorative effect, the intersection of the same color, red, white, yellow, and yellow. They all reflect the charming characteristics of Tibetan ancient buildings. The Potala Palace is an outstanding representative of Tibetan architecture and the essence of ancient buildings of the Chinese nation. The purple sand incense burner donated by Master Cao Anxiang was the first purple sand incense burner in the Potala Palace. It was permanently placed in the Padala Palace Temple of the Palace. Cao Anxiang made a role model for national unity to pray for Guotai people and the people’s happiness and health.

Budara Palace

Budara Palace overlooks the scenery


It is reported that in 1965, Cao Anxiang was born in the pottery family in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province. He has a strong interest in Zisha since he was a child. In 1987, he entered the factory to learn art, and later worshiped Wu Qunxiang, a master of Gao Sanda, who worshiped Gu Jingzhou. He was a disciple of Gu Jingzhou. Many years of practice has formed the style of its purple sand pot art and unique insights on mud.

At present, Cao Anxiang is also a master of traditional Chinese crafts, a master of Chinese art, a director of the China Zisha Pot Research Association, a member of the China Arts and Crafts Society, a member of the Jiangsu Provincial Arts and Crafts Society, the 3rd China International Copyright Expo Arts Consultant Executive directors of the Professional Committee, the top ten innovative figures in Asian brands in 2014, the innovative figures of China’s independent brand construction in 2015, and the art consultant of the Great Wall Society of the Chinese Great Wall. The only producer of modern national treasure “Chinese Dragon Pot”.


Born in Cao Anxiang, which was born in Tao Capital Yixing, Zisha became his inherent belief. Although Zisha is mud, the shaped pot not only condenses his sweat, but also incorporates his blood. Each pot he created was repeatedly tested and continued to consider before it finally took shape. He tirelessly studying the research on Zisha Mud, started with the book, learned the basic knowledge of purple sand minerals, then went deep into various mining areas, learned about the resources of purple sand mines and the basic characteristics of different mud, and personally adopted the traditional manual method to practice mud. After the gravel, weathered one grind, one grind, mixed mud, one immersion, etc., to form cooked mud, and according to different mud, different temperatures, personally fired, tried it in person, and after countless trial production, finally formed a special special of their own purple sand works. Material effect.


If you want to be good, you must first benefit your instrument. Cao Anxiang’s purple sand tea tank, incense burner, imitation bronze and miscellaneous parts, pure mud, solemn appearance, generosity, and fine surface decoration. When you appreciate many works of Cao Anxiang, you can feel that he can use the traditional Chinese traditional Confucian, interpretation, and Tao cultural elements. The use of these cultural elements enables works to carry rich spiritual sustenance, and it is also a inheritance of the traditional culture of purple sand. And carry forward. The creative experience of the purple sand pot has a huge impact on the creation of the purple sand pot art. It has a vulgar and elegant style, which basically forms the unique style of Cao’s. In the process of creating, he not only absorbed the cultural essence of Confucianism, interpretation, and Tao to complete his creation. At the same time, he realized the way of Confucianism, interpretation, Taoism, cultivation, self -cultivation, self -cultivation, and enrichment. It enriches its own artistic style of “persistence, honesty, integrity, and goodness”.

Cao Anxiang not only won the domestic Chinese art and crafts traditional art gold award, the gold award of the Chinese art collection expo, the 2017 · Beijing International Copyright Authorization Conference Best Original Copyright Award, etc. Museum, Nanjing Museum, Songshan Shaolin Temple Collection. His “Chinese Dragon Pot” shows his magnificent artistic style on the basis of fully absorbing traditional culture. The “Chinese Dragon Pot” was given as “peaceful token” to the Kuomintang veteran Lien Chan, Wu Boxiong, Jiang Bingkun, and Wang Jinping in a variety of exchanges on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.

Under the inspiration of the “Chinese Dragon Pot” Culture Purple Sands, Cao Anxiang was deeply inspired. With the experience and achievements accumulated in the art of purple sand, it took the road to the road of purple sand cultural innovation with traditional Chinese culture and art. Buddhist thought and religious culture are one of the important subjects of Zisha art creation. It is an effective way for purple sand crafts to be the carrier of inheritance and promotion of Buddhist culture. It is of great significance to the promotion of the peace and good culture of Buddhism.

Affected by the mother of Buddhist believers since childhood, he has unique insights on Chinese Buddhist culture. In order to find the root of Buddhism and trace the source of Buddhism, Cao Anxiang went to Nepal not far away. Nepal is one of the earliest popular regions in the world. The founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni, was born in Lamani, Nepal. In the seven years of Tang Zhenguan, the Chinese monk Xuan Zang went to Xitian to learn from the scriptures, and he worshiped Gabiro. Along the footprint of Tang Seng, Cao Anxiang deeply felt that the Buddhist culture had a great impact and effect on the traditional culture of the Chinese nation. It left a splendid Buddhist cultural heritage in Chinese history. As a contemporary art craftsman The artistic creation is inherited and promoted.

In the innovation practice of Zisha’s craftsmanship, Cao Anxiang continued to absorb art inspiration from Buddhist culture. Many of his works have an inextricable source with Buddhism, and Zen Wu has become the basis for his artistic creation. When the President of the International Federation of the International Buddhist Glory Association presented the purple sand incense furnace, Master Xingyun “Buddhism must also keep pace with the times”, so that Cao Anxiang was deeply taught. Essence He continued to innovate, and the purple sand pot and incense burner created echoed the peacefulness, calmness, and goodness of Buddhist culture. He worked hard to create a purple sand craftsmanship in the tea Zen, and devoted himself to the purple sand classics that carried the thick Buddhist cultural genes, and became the first person of Buddhist purple sand craftsman. He traveled all over the famous mountains, worshiped the ancient temple, and sent more than a hundred temples to specially designed and produced Zen festival. He innovatively produced Buddhist cultural classic works such as the purple sand incense burner have been collected by Master Xue Yun, the former dean of the Chinese Buddhist Academy, the master of Shaolin Temple, and the master of more than 60 ancient temples in China. The Potala Palace is Cao Anxiang donated the 124th set of different styles, independent design, and different shapes of purple sand incense furnaces, worth more than 200 million yuan.

Cao Anxiang said that the production technology of Yixing Zisha pottery originated from the long -established and profound ceramic culture. It integrates utensils, shapes, calligraphy, carvings, and painting. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 70th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet. The Potala Palace can be called a museum of architectural art and Buddhist art. The donation of the purple sand incense furnace mainly reflects the unity and national unity of various ethnic groups in China. The people live a beautiful and happy life. The consciousness of the Chinese nation’s community has made all the glorious traditions of all nations with the glory of breathing, common fate, and heart connection.


Wang Zhaolei Photography