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Artisan Ceramics

All products in the collection 'Artisan Ceramics' are 100% handmade in Jingdezhen by the artists and craftsmen from all over the world.
About Jingdezhen
Jingdezhen, Wade-Giles romanization Ching-te-chen, city, northeastern Jiangxi sheng (province), southeastern China. Situated on the south bank of the Chang River, it was originally a market town called Changnanzhen and received its present name in 1004, the first year of the Jingde era during the Song dynasty (960–1279). Throughout the centuries it was administratively subordinate to Fuliang county, but in 1916 the seat of the county was transferred to Jingdezhen, which later became a prefecture-level municipality.
 
In China the name Jingdezhen is virtually synonymous with ceramics, particularly porcelain. The city is said to have produced fine ware for official use as early as the 6th century CE and is known to have continued producing excellent ware during the Tang dynasty (618–907). Its most productive period, however, began during the Song period and especially in the later Nan (Southern) Song period (after 1128), when many ceramics workers from the north arrived in the city as refugees from the Jin invasion. In the late 12th century great quantities of porcelain were exported from the area. Under the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jingdezhen began producing high-quality ware on a vast scale for the use of the imperial household and the government in general. Throughout the Ming period Jingdezhen, rather than an imperial factory, was the centre of procurement on behalf of the government. The ceramics industry flourished during this period, producing wares of superlative quality, except during the years 1506–21, when production was disrupted by local disorders, and from 1567 to 1572, when government orders ceased for economic reasons.
 
(The Imperial Kiln, which fired, produced and served porcelains for the imperial family during Ming and Qing dynasties.)
Reference:Britannica, [https://www.britannica.com/place/Jingdezhen]
 
Why Jingdezhen?
 
The idea comes from our sourcing team in Shenzhen, China.
 
Nowadays, porcelain enthusiasts and experts from all over the world are gathered in Jingdezhen. They take root in Jingdezhen, free their imagination and creativity, and continuously make beautiful and exquisite porcelain artworks.
 
Introduced by a member from China Ceramics Industry Association, our team was invited to the porcelain fair organized by local artists in Jingdezhen. We visited many studios and unearthed many unique handmade porcelain products. All the products, from selecting mud to the subsequent drawing, glazing, and firing, are all done by these creative and passionate artists and experts themselves.
 
About the Artists:
These artists are composed of professors from local porcelain universities, senior porcelain masters, and young artists. With the consent of the artists, we are introducing them through a special program on Woozy Alpaca’s website and bring their beautiful works to the world.
 
We will expand our collaboration with more artists and keep unearthing fine artworks made in Jingdezhen.
 
About the program
 
It is a grants program in which Woozy Alpaca only serves as the operating role of the sales platform. 50% of the sales will be used to support local artists in Jingdezhen to continue creating their favorite artworks.
 
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