Koji Potter | Chen Shih-jen
Did You Know That … ?
- Chen Shih-jen is the grandson of the illustrious Chen Tian-chi (陳天乞), from whom he learned the cut-and-paste technique for making Koji pottery after dropping out of school at grade five.
- In classical Koji pottery, the figures have a head-to-body ratio of 1 to 5 (or 1 to 6). Great attention is paid to the posture, garment, and accessories to ensure liveliness.
- Chen became recognized as a national preserver of his craft at the age of 28. The handiwork of the Chen clan – Chen, his grandfather, father, and uncle – can be found in most temples in northern Taiwan.
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