THE TRANQUILITY OF CELADON DECOR
Celadon is a term for ceramics denoting both a type of glaze and a ware of celadon (color). This type of ware was invented in ancient China, such as in the Zhejiang province. Celadon has since been spread to various regions in Asia, such as Northern Thailand.
Historian Wang Zhongshu states that shards with a celadon ceramic glaze have been recovered from Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) tomb excavations in Zhejiang; he also states that this type of ceramic became well known during the Three Kingdoms (220-265). Richard Dewar disagrees with Wang's classification, stating that true celadon-which requires a minimum 1260°C (2300°F) furnace temperature, a preferred range of 1285° to 1305°C (2345° to 2381°F), and reduced firing-was not created until the beginning of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The unique grey or green celadon glaze is a result of iron oxide's transformation from ferric to ferrous iron (Fe2O3 %u2192 FeO) during the firing process. Longquan celadon wares, which Nigel Wood (1999) writes were first made during the Northern Song, had bluish, blue-green, and olive green glazes and high silica and alkali contents which resembled later porcelain wares made at Jingdezhen and Dehua rather than stonewares.
Accent with White or Silver
As you can see, Celadon blends with many different decor themes:
Colors to use in Decorating with Celadon
There are many colors you can use to Mix & Match with Celadon.
Celadon will blend with Bronze or Browns as well as Silver.
Korean Celadon ArticlesKorean Celadon
Techniques have been handed down through generations
The best Korean celadon is produced in a few small villages where techniques have been handed down through generations since their introduction by the Chinese over 1,200 years ago. Luckily for us, these wares are available from the smart boutique Asian Style in Seattle. The Crane Vase is a traditional design for which each crane figure is hand-carved in the freshly formed clay, then inlaid with white and black clay for its body and legs before being glazed. "The work is so personal that an experienced eye immediately knows the village, and even artist, that produced a piece," confided Chen-Shin Jung, co-owner of Asian Style.
The article discusses the Gangjin Celadon Material Museum in South Korea's Jeollanam-do province, which specializes in celadon pottery. The area has many kiln sites and is famous for the celadon ware that it produces. An exhibition of rare celadon called "Goryeo Celadon: In Search of the Hidden Soul" was held at the museum in 1999.
The next 100 years, from 1150 to 1250, is the period of inlaid celadon ware. The technique of inlay on celadon is generally believed to have been invented about the mid-12th century. The idea of inlay may have come from a number of sources, but it is undoubtedly related to techniques of metal inlay that in turn were derived from inlaid lacquer. Whatever the origin, inlaid celadon was a Korean...
Benjamin Moore Paint
Celadon Green 2028-60
Benjamin Moore has a Celadon Green Paint color line with recommended accent colors. This Celadon appears to me closer to what I would call a sage tone.
They also have paint colors they recommend to use with their Celadon Green color:
I am getting ready to paint our home and I am thinking of using their Light Daffodil, or, Lime Ricky color. These colors have such a cool, yet warm, relaxing feel.
Benjamin Moore Paint Part II
Celadon Blue 590
Benjamin Moore Paint ColorsBenjamin Moore has a Celadon Blue Paint color line with recommended accent colors.
They also have paint colors they recommend to use with their Celadon Blue color:
Benjamin Moore Paint Part III
Sweet Celadon CSP-785
Benjamin Moore Paint ColorsBenjamin Moore has a Celadon Blue Paint color line with recommended accent colors. This color to me appears to have a grayish blue tint.
They also have paint colors they recommend to use with their Sweet Celadon color: