Designating July 1980 as "National Porcelain Art Month".
Whereas the art of painting on porcelain requires great skill, intensive training, and great artistic ability, and produces works of beauty; and
Whereas throughout history, the art of porcelain painting has provided a medium for the preservation of history and culture, and further, has been recognized as a fine art by all of the world's great civilizations; and
Whereas growing thousands of artists have studied ,explored, and enhanced the historic skills of porcelain painting, adding immeasurably to the cultural enrichment of our Nation; and
Whereas the efforts of these artists bring rich beauty and expanded dimensions to our national culture for the benefit and enrichment of the lives of all citizens:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That July 1980 is designated as "National Porcelain Art Month" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proc-lamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Approved July 2,1980 (filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:45 a.m., July 2,1980 ....Proclamation 4772)
Thomas O'Neill - Speaker of the House of Representatives
(signature illegible) - President of the Senate Pro Tempore
Jimmy Carter - President of the United States of America
Too often, china painting is classified and written off as “just a hobby..” With this declaration, the United States government recognized the skill and talent required to create porcelain art., which is important to keep in mind as we share our art with the world