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Folk Blue & White, Xu Lin Feng 徐林峰

Folk Blue & White, Xu Lin Feng 徐林峰

A graduate of the prestigious Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Xu Linfeng has had a workshop in Jingdezhen since 2004. He is now making blue & white ware inspired by Chinese folk kilns.

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Throwing Teacups, Li Jia Cheng 李佳城

Throwing Teacups, Li Jia Cheng 李佳城

Li Jia Cheng is a Jingdezhen thrower specializing in teaware.

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Throwing Cups, Takeshi Yasuda

Throwing Cups, Takeshi Yasuda

Known for his expressive and innovative throwing techniques, here Takeshi Yasuda demonstrates how he makes small cups.

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Jiggered Teacups, Chen Shan Zhen 陈善镇

Jiggered Teacups, Chen Shan Zhen 陈善镇

Much of the ware in Jingdezhen is now formed by jiggering. Here, Chen Shan Zhen demonstrates how quickly teacups can be made.

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Trimming a Small Dish

Trimming a Small Dish

While throwing is a fast and fairly imprecise art, trimming is slower and defines the final form of the ware.  Here we see a craftsperson trimming high-end porcelain dishes, spending more time than usual on each piece to ensure the perfect shape, lightness, and consistency.

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Trimming & Joining Vases, Wu Quan Fa 吴泉发

Trimming & Joining Vases, Wu Quan Fa 吴泉发

Wu Quan Fa demonstrates how medium-sized vases are first trimmed and then dry-joined.

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Sharpening Trimming Tools

Sharpening Trimming Tools

Sharpening trimming tools is a craft of its own with many different techniques. Here we see a basic sharpening procedure for trimming tools.

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Trimming Teacups, Yu Hua 于华

Trimming Teacups, Yu Hua 于华

Yu Hua demonstrates the precise and refined trimming techniques required for making teaware.

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Dry-joining Teapots

Dry-joining Teapots

A famous technique in Jingdezhen, dry-joining is largely unknown in the West. here we see handles and spouts being joined to teapots.

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Trimming & Joining Vases, Wu Quan Fa 吴泉发

Trimming & Joining Vases, Wu Quan Fa 吴泉发

Wu Quan Fa demonstrates how medium-sized vases are first trimmed and then dry-joined.

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Rolling Tiles with Mixed-Clay, Zhang Chun Gen 章春根

Rolling Tiles with Mixed-Clay, Zhang Chun Gen 章春根

Zhang Chun Gen demonstrates rolling out medium-sized porcelain tiles. These tiles are unique in that the clay is 绞胎, a mixture of two differently colored marbled porcelain.

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