Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The mystic of ceramic...

It was a Sunday and we decide to take a slow drive outside the city. Off we went to PJ for a change and eventually stop at the AmCorp building where there is a flea market that opens only on Sunday. It sells not only antiques but other things of contemporary arts as well. There are even cakes and cookies and flowers sold. Turning the whole mall into a large junk store. I love to browse into such places. Looking at all those antiques do bring memories of my past. Indeed nostalgic.

I was looking for some old 78 vinyl records of those bygone days and eventually found some which was relatively cheap. Nowadays 78 vinyls are very expensive. It is now a collector's item. I bought a few pieces and then browse along talking to some of the traders who seem to be enjoying the day as well. I then found a young Chinese boy selling colorful pottery of all shapes, sizes and color. The one this young chap is selling are those that are of Japanese designed ceramic pottery. I am told that it is made in China for the world market. All are new and not antique. It was an array of colorful works of art. How can one resist buying it and we did bought a few set to take home to use or just to keep it as a gift to friends.

These are some images of the pottery that was displayed. The way the Japanese saw the beauty of clay in the hands of artisan. Indeed a works of art that enhances the quality of our lives. For us it has been an enjoyable day. Have a nice day as well. [click on image to enlarge]


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Pak Idrus,

i was at amcorp yesterday (thursday). but unfortunately there was no flea market. went there to get some stuff. btw it was only recently i had a chat with a friend about the old vinyls available there. i've got to say, if anyone wish to get any rare items that are normally not available anywhere else, try amcorp!

Pak Idrus said...

Kerp (Ph.D), Kerp thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the happening at Amcorp. The flea market is a gem of sort, that only happen once a week, on Sunday. I am beginning to like the way the flea market is organized and of course it is the place to get vinyls.

Have a nice day and take care.

Georgia said...

The ceramics you photographed are gorgeous. I must visit Amcorp during my visit to KL.

Pak Idrus said...

Georgia, thanks for the visit and the good words on this images. Well, surely we would take you anywhere you want to go.

Have a nice day.