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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Jade carving industry booms in Suzhou CCTV News

0 Jade carving industry booms in Suzhou CCTV NewsChina’s Suzhou is home to exquisite garden pavilions, and also finely carved Jade Sculpture. The earliest jade pieces found there date back to five or six thousand years ago. The trade was highly regarded in the country during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and led to the development of its distinctive characteristics.

Suzhou’s jade wares are like the city’s famed horticulture: small, exquisite and finely polished.

Made from high quality Qinghai green jade or Hetian white jade, the Suzhou jade art is steeped in ancient cultural tradition.

Pieces are carved in classic patterns, or take on themes of traditional culture.

Like this set of seals which sit on an altar-shaped pedal, and surround a piece used to pay tribute to heaven and earth.

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Modern jade pieces – Price Watch:Dec.12

0 Modern jade pieces   Price Watch:Dec.12Do you want to know how jade buyers are often willing to pay much more for modern artworks than for antiques? According to the Yangcheng Evening News, the price of pieces between 2 and 3-thousand years old ranges from about $8-thousand to $70-thousand US dollars today. By comparison those creating by modern day jade Carving masters usually have a starting price of at least $160-thousand dollars. Industry experts say the reason is become its often harder for consumers to determine the authenticity and value of older jade works. Furthermore Chinese law heavily restricts the trading of antiques on the market. As a result the price of antique jade pieces is usually about 20 percent higher overseas.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

JADE CARVINGS SHOWN IN SUZHOU CCTV News

0 JADE CARVINGS SHOWN IN SUZHOU CCTV NewsAn exhibition of works by Suzhou jade carvings masters such as Jiang Xi and Yang Xi were unveiled at the Beijing Aimer Art Gallery over the weekend. Let’s take a look at the exquisitely carved products demonstrating the beauty and skillfullness of the traditional craftsmen.

This piece of jade Carving shows a young couple. The carver subtly uses the natural color of the jade.

And the carver of this jade piece skillfully combines the shape of China’s map with the running horse.

Zhang Hong, v. executive pres. of China Arts & Crafts Assoc., said, “This Hetian jade pebble is very rare. The carver skillfully used its natural color, and he did not express those traditional subjects in this piece of jade carving. This is really good.”

Suzhou City of east China’s Jiangsu Province is one of the original centers of jade carvings in China. The city was highly reputed for its jade carvings from the Tang Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty. Suzhou jade carvings are mainly small pieces, mostly vases, figurines, flowers and animals. And this pair of jade vases are carved with a lot of patterns similar to those on bronzes. This pair of transparent jade bowls are carved with a lump of Hetian jade pebble. Beautiful shape, exquisite fretwork. These are the characteristics of Suzhou jade carvings.

Some jade carvings on show present the carvers’ creativity. And this piece is one of them. Its carver Yang Xi said that the key for a jade carving is the design, and it took him much time on the work.

Yang Xi said, “Here I also made use of the natural colors of the raw materials. And then I made the design of a musical instrument and a dragon based on the natural white and black colors.”

The Suzhou jade carvings exhibition is due to end in January 2012.

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Jade carved in Shanghai style unveiled in Beijing CCTV News

0 Jade carved in Shanghai style unveiled in Beijing CCTV NewsNow, as you may know, Chinese people love jade. Scholars say the affection goes back as far as the Neolithic Age. Having that much legacy, jade carvings are not simply for decoration. They are a widely revered art form in the country.

And now artists from Shanghai have brought their unique styles to their counterparts and jade lovers here in Beijing.

Shanghai-style jade Carving goes back to the 1840s. The last 160 years have seen Shanghai artists take the legacy and imbue it with their own features. They have been influenced not only by China’s traditional art like shadow puppets and paper-cutting, but also western art forms like oil painting, sculpture and photography. And it’s clearly seen in a contrast with Beijing style known for its delicacy and rich colors.

Jade carving artist said, “Whether the carving is about natural scenery or a portrait, the key is to express your heart and your feelings.”

And the carving depends on what you’ve got on hand. You won’t get the same stone a second time, so each design is tailored for each work. And one mistake, even a small one, could spoil the entire piece.

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Acapella Contest Entry – Jade Stone

0 Acapella Contest Entry   Jade StoneFor DailyMed’s Acapella Contest.
check the vid out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Z8WZxnMEg

I don’t think I”m going to win so it dosen’t matter to me.
I’m doing it for you. Take it for what it’s worth.

Lyrics:

forget about the lyrical lies about the physical.
Forget about the money and pimpin that’s so typical
Conceive another mindset and break free of the monotony
livin like you are is like ownin a car without the key
Selfless life, that is how it aught to be
Ushered in the truth oops to you it was just a dream
whoever said a rebel could never have had a clean slate
fell for the lie that has taken over the world today
Caught In the trends and doin what other people do
individuality so thin it’s see through
same beats same words same pains same hurts
rap without a meaning man it only gets lamer
like poison for the mind Intellectual Infection
document the lesson you live like Charles Heston
change character in a second psychological infested
Should have shunned hypocrisy Instead we caressed it
fib to the microphone because it gets you mulah
honesty is lost so I’m fighting for the truer
become a renegade before I start aging
I’m battling the pages that these emcees are staging
Enraged, engaged now preparing for retribution
before you spit your thesis I can predict your conclusion
Because your illusion is the same as games
if your lyrics were a picture they would fit in the same frame
Copies, clones, seems you been trained
crime rates are risin very few make a change
fresh from the mold you flow just like them
hooked on yourself you’re your own self- hypeman
I too am a freshman, but I claim to be different
the difference between Them and I I speak it and then I live it
if ever You decide that you want do something different
Focus more on your life than you focus on your lyrics

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