陶|Tao

Fine china is the project I developed in 2018. I went to the porcelain Capital, Jingdezhen, China to discover the traditional process of making fine china.

Jingdezhen has been producing pottery for 1,700 years. Nowadays, porcelain makers are still using the traditional process which been passed on generations by generations over thousand years.

The factory is not a bad environment to work at all, as most people would not expect it. It is definitely not a sweat shop. All they workers are enjoying what they are doing, and they have been working here for many years. Workers are very experienced which can be seen from how effective they are doing each process.

Although the order is quite lager, no one seems in hurry here. The worker told me that you can’t rush in process of making porcelain because there is no point. Everything takes time in the process, mud takes time to firm; module takes time to dry; final product takes time to cook.

Don’t we always say good things take time? Porcelain makers just proved this point.  Mastering one thing is not that hard but it is commitment if we are willing to spend a lifetime on it.