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Last Friday, I attended a brilliant talk in the V&A in London. There is a new display in the chinese room called ‘Porcelain City: Jingdezhen” which showcases four artists working in China’s historical capital of porcelain production. The talk was from the curator of the display and the artists.
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Takeshi Yasuda - Amazing technical skills. Really interesting speaker even with his very thick japanese accent!
Roger Law - One of the creators of the hilarious Spitting Image. His ceramic work depicts various australian creatures. Shown above is a small dish with a mudskipper. The pots on display are huge.
Ah Xian - This is his first time exhibiting in the UK. He takes casts of people and applies various traditional decorating techniques to them. His sense of where to place the design is flawless.
Felicity Aylieff - Teaches at the Royal College of Art. Designs large pot shapes which are then thrown by teams of Jingdezhen potters (which is a bit controversial to some people. They feel that she should make her work entirely by herself. I feel that there is nothing wrong with assistants.) She then decorates them in a way that references traditional techniques but is decidedly modern. (shown above is a piece on display in the ceramics galleries of the V&A)
http://www.questgallery.co.uk/index.php?id=189 (Aylieff, old work)