Margot Cullen manning the stand in China
Five of renowned designer Cyril Cullen's work have been selected and purchased for display in the international section of the stunning Ceramics Museum in Ceramics Valley, Liling in the provence of Hunan in China.
This latest accolade for the famed Farney Castle designer comes after his work was chosen to represent Ireland at the International Ceramics Expo at Liling, China. 25 countries took part in the Expo and over 700 of the world's top ceramic brands were represented.
The Cyril Cullen Porcelain stand was manned by the designer's daughter Margot who reports:
"It is no secret that I am super proud of my Dad @cyrilcullen and of all of his amazing achievements over his lifetime thus far. He has had a lifetime love affair with Porcelain. He researched its colourful history which goes back thousands of years in China and he is self taught in the artform. It was an honour to head to Liling in China, the home of porcelain, to showcase his designs at the International Ceramics Expo but what was even more wonderful was to hear the highest praise for his work from local master ceramicists who admired the pieces on display. I had great volunteer interpreters who translated for me and these local ceramicists appreciated the skill involved in creating the pieces and the careful alchemy involved in achieving Cyril Cullen Porcelain signature glazes. The whole event culminated in five of Dad's designs being selected and purchased for display in the international section of the stunning Ceramics Museum in Ceramics Valley. This is an incredible endorsement of my father's work by the best Porcelain makers in the world, in the home of Porcelain”.
Margot is receiving a tumultuous reception in China and has appeared twice on Chinese TV as a result of the Porcelains being selected for display in the international section of the Ceramics Museum. She has also received a huge welcome from the Chinese people and has described the visit as “a wonderful experience”.
Congratulations to Cyril Cullen Porcelain on yet another well deserved accolade - his creations will now be 'living' in this famed Museum in Liling.