Jun 2019

Residency in Jingdezhen, China

Saturday 1st June


I have recently returned from a remarkable couple of months on a residency at Jingdezhen International Studio in China. Known as ‘porcelain city’ Jingdezhen has an incredible history as a centre for ceramics. The local community have been using their amazing local clays for well over 1700 years and it continues to be a place where pretty much every ceramic object you can think of (and plenty you’d never contemplated!) get made.

I was lucky enough to spend much of my time working with some highly skilled local master craftsmen and women at a time of dramatic development and change across the city.

The residency was organised by the European Ceramic Work Centre (Sundaymorning@ekwc) in the Netherlands and Jingdezhen International Studio. Some of the work developed during the residency can now be seen in the exhibition A Taste of Ceramics at the Taoxichuan Art Gallery before touring. Other artists in the exhibition include Liu JIanhua, Jin Wenwe, Geng Xue, Lena Kaapke, Jessica Harrison and Koen Taselaar.

Update: this show has now been extended until the end of August.