World Jade Symposium Symposium -a collection of opinions expressed by several persons on a given subject
Inspiring our community
In this world Jade carving exhibition, artists, gemstone carvers and master jade carvers from all over the world, have 3 months to carve a similar block of jade... and they are competing for your vote!
The 2012 World Jade Symposium has been postponed. Due to the increasing complexity, this year’s event and exhibitions will be delayed until 2013.
If you have any concerns please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you will be sent the "Open House" invitation in Oct.
The Jade(2011) - Roger Krichbaum's deposit, Yukon Territories, Canada.
It is important in this event that the consistency of the jade blocks that each artist starts with, are as uniform as possible. The images below show the herculean task of jade mining and the cutting process.
story starts back when humans were first becoming civilized. Community
living, animal husbandry and group farming were beginning these 10,000
years ago. So was jade carving, and it developed independently in many
parts of the world.
With the shared efficiency of community
living, more time could be devoted to aesthetic exploration and the
concept of spirituality. The choice of jade as the medium for these
artistic endeavours only becomes apparent once you do try carving. It
speaks of a 'strength of will' and 'evolution'.
Now, in our
modern civilization, with ease of communication, the jade cultures of
the world have the ability to share this knowledge and collectively
speak to these, elementary human values.
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