Animal ceramics are more alive than other ceramic works. Most of these ceramic works are mainly small objects, and this form of work is closer to the life of ancient people, making the works more vivid and research value. Animal ceramics developed rapidly during the Tang and Song dynasties and entered the homes of the people.
The so-called animal archetype refers to the source of inspiration in the process of creating animal ceramic sculptures, which can be divided into four types: domestic animals, wild animals, sublimated animals and mythological animals. According to the records in the "Porcelain Handbook", the classification of animal ceramics is roughly divided into the above four types, of which domestic animals and mythical animals are the most common. Among them, domestic animals are mainly domestic animals raised by the people, such as chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, pigs, etc. People often pin the joy of harvest and the desire for material things on animal ceramics. In the shape design of mythical animals, this pins on people's desire for a better life and yearning for auspicious rui.