As the inheritor of this unique craftsmanship, the well-built Tibetan man said although he could speak Chinese, he could not read Chinese. He said he hoped his students would make breakthroughs in carrying on this heritage.
Through the hands of the master, various models of black pottery, such as butter kettles and incense-burning pots, are created for use in Tibetan rituals or daily life.
After the devastating earthquake, Padma said he had rushed to make nearly 30 black pottery pieces to show during the Qinghai Week, which just concluded Monday at the Expo.
In quite an expectant tone, Padma said these pieces would be displayed on tours to China's Shandong and Shaanxi provinces following the Expo. He added that Tibetan black pottery now could be found in countries such as Australia, Britain, and Mongolia.