Pathways of Transmission: Investigating the Influence of Chinese Kiln God Worship and Mythology on Kiln God Concepts and Rituals as Observed by American Ceramists
Dissertation Abstract by Dr. Martie Geiger-Ho, 2003
The topic that has sustained my research and acts as a huge motivating force and conceptual basis for my ceramic artwork is the question of what lies behind the mythology of Chinese kiln gods. The thirst for knowledge in this area led me to pursue a Ph.D. because I wanted undertake the training necessary for properly conducting research in this area. My doctoral work concluded in 2003, with my dissertation, “Pathways of Transmission: Investigating the Influence of Chinese Kiln God Worship and Mythology on Kiln God Concepts and Rituals as Observed by American Ceramists.”
I wrote an article, Origins of Kiln Gods, on Feng Huo Hsien in Jingdezhen, Kiln God of the South Wind Region in Foshan, China, and Fan Sin Pottery God in Hong Kong, published in Ceramics Monthly, 61(8) in 2013. Also, I wrote another article, Guardians of a Shifting Industry: Worshiping the Kiln God, Lo Ming in Yingge, published in Ceramics Technical, 39, in 2014.A complete listing of my publications can be found under my Publications web-page.