Clay sculpture festival to be held in Changhua town


TAIPEI — A clay sculpture festival is set to be held Nov. 27 Dec. 6 near the Taiwan high-speed rail station in Tianzhong Township, Changhua County, showcasing more than 10 large clay sculptures, the Changhua County Government announced Tuesday.

The county government and the Tianzhong Township Office, the event’s co-organizers, made the announcement at a press conference attended by Tianzhong kiln ceramics master Yeh Chih cheng, Wang Song-guan, director-general of the Taiwan Sand Sculpture Association, and Tianzhong Township chief Hsieh Wen hsien.

Hsieh said that the 10 clay works to be displayed during the festival are made of soil and clay from Tianzhong and some of which feature images of Buddha.

Considering that the earth is the mother of all people, clay sculpture has been chosen as the festival’s theme to highlight the concept of Mother Earth, according to Hsieh.

Noting that clay sculpture exhibitions are often held in Japan, Wang said that compared with Japan’s clay, Taiwan’s is much softer.

In addition to the sculpture exhibition, a series of do-it-yourself activities will be held over the weekends during the festival, such as painting bobblehead dolls, making homemade bread and making clay sculptures.

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