Future tours arranged by Christine-Ann Richards:



TOURS 2013

Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in Eastern China

6th – 30th October


10th Anniversary Tour with Li Wenying

Programme Director Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute

Travelling overland from Shanghai visiting its museums and galleries to Yixing (teapots) and Jingxian  where they still make large coil pots fired in a dragon kiln.  Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain made famous in classical Chinese paintings. Hangzhou on West Lake, where nearby Ge, crackle, and Yue celadon wares were made and on to Longquan known also for its celadons produced for more than a thousand years.  We arrive in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China, in time for the opening of the Jingdezhen International Ceramics Festival.   Included in the price of the tour is the gift of a ‘free’ week from Wenying in celebration of our decade of travelling together.   There will be ten days of workshops at Sanbao with at the end of the tour the possibility of returning home with some of our own work.

Landprice:  15 people: £1800 Sterling        8 people: £2150 Sterling

International return flights tba. 

Option to stay on at end of tour on a 1 – 3 week residency at Sanbao

 more details to follow

Account of 1st Tour with Li Wenying in 2003

Previous Tours
List of past tours arranged by Christine-Ann Richards:

CHINA: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in South East China
6th – 24th March 2012

CHINA: Indigo and Clay
19th March – 3rd April 2011

CHINA: Contemporary & Traditional Ceramics in North China
8th – 26th May 2010

CHINA: Western China & the Southern Silk Road
5th –  27th September 2008

CHINA: The ‘Mingei’ Tradition in Central China
26th February – 20th March 2008

UZBEKISTAN: The Silk Road in Central Asia

Sunday 20th – Tuesday 29th August 2006


CHINA: The ‘Mingei’ Tradition in South West China
Saturday 26th February – Sunday 20th March 2005

CELEBRATE: 25th Anniversary of 1st Craft Potters Association Trip to CHINA
& 1,000 years of Porcelain Production in Jingdezhen

October 2nd – 21st October 2003

16th September - 3rd October 2001


21st October - 11th November 2000