Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

November 14, 2019
Editor: Ling Xiao

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua, a porcelain artist from Dehua, works on a piece of porcelain at her studio in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on Novemberember 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Chen Minghua, a porcelain artist living in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, develops her personal style in making traditional Chinese ceramics. Her hometown has long been famous for Dehua porcelain.

Traditionally known in the West as blanc de Chine (or white from China), it is a type of white Chinese porcelain, made at Dehua, East China's Fujian Province. It has been produced since the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

Large quantities arrived in Europe as Chinese export porcelain in the early 18th century and it was also very popular in Japan. Its milky white color makes it instantly recognizable and quite different from the blue-and-white porcelain from Jingdezhen, East China's Jiangxi Province.

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua carves a pottery model at her studio in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

The numerous Dehua porcelain factories today make figures and tableware in modern styles. Chen started learning her craft at 15 years old. Now she has become an award-winning artist, creating an original style of her own.

In her mind, making porcelain wares is like paper-cutting on the argil, which calls for precision and superb skills. After working for 40 years, now Chen hopes her son, a university graduate in sculpture, will carry on the family tradition and introduce white porcelain to people outside China.

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua views a white porcelain vase in storage in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua teaches her son the techniques of making white porcelain in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

An exhibition room is filled with Chen Minghua's exquisite porcelain creations in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua works on a piece of porcelain at her studio in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

Chen Minghua teaches her son the techniques of making white porcelain in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Artist Dedicates Her Life to Dehua Porcelain

An exhibition room is filled with Chen Minghua's exquisite porcelain creations in Dehua, East China's Fujian Province, on November 14, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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