A short drive down from Mutianyu, we discovered a small Cloisonne factory, situated in Huai Rou County. To me, cloisonne represents the beauty and elegance of Chinese art, in all of its fanciness.
Wire pieces for inlay.
Enamel colors, hand painted.
Waiting for the hot kiln.
Burn, baby, burn.
Each piece is fired several times, once to adhere the inlay and again for the color.
Polish. Charcoal and sandstone.
The process of producing cloisonne is quite interesting and The Circus enjoyed the quick tour. Unfortunately, we didn’t pick up any cloisonne pieces for home. Maybe next time. (Because you know we’ll be back to Beijing.)