University Art Students Learn from Ceramic Experts at Sands China Masterclasses

Part of All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics

                                                         


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Macao, June 13, 2019) – Close to 100 Macao university students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers participated in masterclasses with professional ceramic artists from Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics Monday and Tuesday at the ceramics studios of the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Macau University of Science and Technology, respectively.


Over 50 attendees at the Macao Polytechnic Institute had the opportunity Monday to learn from the exhibition’s curator, Caroline Cheng of Hong Kong, as well as three of her fellow ceramic artists, Antonella Cimatti of Italy, Prue Venables of Australia and Tetsuya Ishiyama of Japan. The four world-class artists shared their experience and their creation concepts and styles with the attendees and gave a skills demonstration. Participants were enthusiastic in asking questions, and Venables demonstrated the technique of throwing, the process of shaping clay on a potter’s wheel.


And on Tuesday, another group of around 40 participants at the Macau University of Science and Technology joined the second masterclass, which was led by Cheng, Michael Flynn of Ireland and Ljubica Knezevic of Serbia, the latter demonstrating the press mould
technique, which involves forcing clay into a mould to make it take on a desired shape.


Organised by Sands China, the masterclasses provided a valuable opportunity for art students to learn from some of the outstanding ceramic artists whose works are on display until Oct. 9 at the All That’s Gold Does Glitter exhibition, which features over 90 ceramic masterpieces from 13 different countries and regions. It is the largest and highest-level ceramic art exhibition in the Greater Bay Area in 2019.


The exhibits are available for public viewing at The Venetian® Macao; The Parisian Macao; the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; and Sands® Macao. In addition, the exhibition is loaning four of its feature works to the Macao Museum of Art until Oct. 8 for display at Art Macao’s main exhibition.


Sands China’s exhibition was curated over the course of 10 months by Cheng, who is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. She convened a meeting of 27 artists from all over the world, including herself, to create ceramic works under the theme of All That’s Gold Does Glitter.


The museum-quality All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics is presented under the patronage of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, and is supported by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macao Government Tourism Office.


The exhibition is part of Art Macao 2019, a six-month mega international arts and cultural event organised by the Macao government, with the participation of hotels, integrated resorts, and foreign consulates. The event line-up features the International Art Exhibition and a variety of other events, including diverse musical, dance and theatrical performances, and art installations in outdoor public spaces.


All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics

All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics


Photo caption:
Professional ceramic artists Caroline Cheng of Hong Kong, Antonella Cimatti of Italy and Tetsuya Ishiyama of Japan help deliver a masterclass Monday at the Macao Polytechnic Institute for university students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers. Their works are on display at The Venetian Macao; The Parisian Macao; the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; and Sands Macao until Oct. 9 at Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, part of Art Macao 2019.


All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics


Photo caption:
Professional ceramic artist Prue Venables of Australia demonstrates the technique of throwing – the process of shaping clay on a potter’s wheel – at a masterclass Monday at the Macao Polytechnic Institute for university students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers. Venables’ work is on display at The Venetian Macao until Oct. 9 at Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, part of Art Macao 2019.


All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics


Photo caption:
Professional ceramic artist Michael Flynn of Ireland helps deliver a masterclass Tuesday at the Macau University of Science and Technology for university students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers. Flynn’s work is on display at The Venetian Macao until Oct. 9 at Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, part of Art Macao 2019.


All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics


Photo caption:
Professional ceramic artist Ljubica Knezevic of Serbia demonstrates the press mould technique – which involves forcing clay into a mould to make it take on a desired shape – at a masterclass Tuesday at the Macau University of Science and Technology for university students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers. Knezevic’s work is on display at The Venetian Macao until Oct. 9 at Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, part of Art Macao 2019.


All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics


Photo caption:
University students, graduates, ceramic class students, and teachers participate in a ceramics masterclass Tuesday at the Macau University of Science and Technology, led by world-renowned professional ceramic artist and curator Caroline Cheng of Hong Kong, and fellow artists Michael Flynn of Ireland and Ljubica Knezevic of Serbia. Their work is on display until Oct. 9 at Sands China’s All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, part of Art Macao 2019.

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Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


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