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Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain
Since the beginning of last century, when the Qing dynasty was in its final years, China had a tradition of recovering old fragments of precious ceramic. In 1902, in the bustling commercial area south of Beijing's Forbidden City, several workshops...
CULTURE
Xue Geng's Stop-Motion Film "Mr. Sea"
From the masters of Jingdezhen to contemporary artists, porcelain is intrinsic to China's history. It can be the sublime expression of beauty that gets condensed in a daily life object, but it can also tell a whole story: strength, toughness, purity...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Xie Dong, Beijing
After much exploration and experimentation, Beijing-based porcelain artist Xie Dong finally settled on bone china as her medium of choice, and did so because of the folds it can create. A tradition that originates from 18th Century Britain, bone...
DESIGN
immerLit
The natural ceramic elements within porcelain clay inspire the organic designs that make immerLit unique. Almost flowering downward from the base of each hanging fixture, these handmade and customizable lights are art pieces, as well as functional...
DESIGN
Aleksandra Pollner
In explaining how she came to collaborate with design shop Object on a collection of porcelain fortune cookies, Seattle-based designer Aleksandra Pollner points to three tenets: form, past experience and material. Certainly it's form that caught...
FOOD-DRINK
Tranquil Tuesdays
In a cozy showroom nestled in the alleys of old Beijing, we met Charlene Wang of Tranquil Tuesdays upon her return from the spring harvest of white peony tea in Fujian province. Wang has combined her passion for tea and her background as a US State...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: John O'Reilly
In advance of his first solo exhibition "I stand and look at them long and long" at RH Gallery, we stopped by John O'Reilly's Brooklyn studio to see what the young artist had on tap. The warehouse space is shared between four sculptural artists...
DESIGN
Lilith Rockett
While most artists intend for their work to be enshrined in a gallery or home, studio potter Lilith Rockett wishes to interact with her pieces on a daily basis. In a recent interview with the ceramics artist, Rockett shares, "I would hope that interacting...
CULTURE
Katherine Morling's Sculptural Ceramics
Working out of one of South London's hidden creative hubs, the mystical New Cross and Deptford, Katharine Morling creates whimsical and often outlandish sculpture from porcelain and ceramics. A world away from the often stuffy stigma of the form...
CULTURE
Claire de Lavallée Ceramics
by Zeva Bellel Photos by Fabrice Fortin French ceramic artist Claire de Lavallée draws on her skills from her former life as a baker to works her clay into brightly-hued organic shapes. Surrounded by wall-to-wall cupboards, cutting...
DESIGN
In Every Tree
by Richard Prime Working between the boundaries of art and design under the label In Every Tree, Swedish designers Maria Larsson and Maria Olevik focus on sculptural bone china objects, as well as light in its spatial context. The designers investigate...
DESIGN
Maïa Hand-Painted Porcelain
by Zeva Bellel Porcelain artist Maïa designs and hand-paints every incarnation of her delicate china in her Paris atelier. Sourcing plates, vases and more from one of the last remaining artisanal factories in Limoges, France, MaÃ...
CULTURE
Julia Chiang: My Rotten Apples
Drawn to things considered unworthy and unwanted, artist Julia Chiang's sculpture series My Rotten Apples embodies her unmistakable ability to transform the undesirable into covetable objects. This unique edition of 21, smaller-scale rotten apples...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2009: Richard Ginori
The esteemed porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori, an Italian company with roots dating back to 1735, mounted the most remarkable and talked about installation in the Zona Tortona this year. Conceived by the MIlanese designer Paola Navone, she set...
STYLE
Nymphenburg x Patrik Muff: Essentials Jewelry
Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the legendary porcelain factory based in Munich, recently launched "Essentials," a collaboration with the Swiss-born designer Patrik Muff. For the company's inaugural jewelry collection, Muff focused...
DESIGN
John Waters: The Girls Collector Plates
You'd be hard pressed to find a better medium for John Waters' own unique brand of trashy chic than the porcelain collector plate. Thanks to the NYC-based Adora Porcelain, the perfect pairing exists in the form of three plates, each adorned...
DESIGN
Calu Fontes Porcelain
Distinctly and wonderfully Brazilian, Calu Fontes' painted, one-of-a-kind porcelain accessories are influenced by the lively Bahia region in northern Brazil, from where her family hails. The mix of colors with patterns — on trays, teapots...
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