After graduating from the prestigious Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Xu Linfeng travelled to Jingdezhen in order to immerse himself in traditional porcelain manufacturing. In 2004, Xu Linfeng joined The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, helping them build their artists’ studio and assisting foreign artists. During this time, Xu broadened his knowledge of Chinese porcelain techniques while also befriending a number of Western artists.
In 2010, Xu Linfeng moved to Shanghai in order to start a ceramics production studio for a well-known furniture maker, Chunzai. For the next few years, Xu honed his skills in both ceramics and management.
After starting a family, Xu returned to Jingdezhen in order to build an independent studio. He is now making blue & white ware inspired by Chinese folk kilns.
Xu's Tip: Leaves for Rims
Chamois leather is commonly used to smooth the rims of freshly thrown forms, but a variety of other materials like newspaper & plastic bags can be used as well. Xu recommends leaves, ideally bamboo, but leaves from common grasses work just as well.