EGGSHELL PORCELAIN

  • Learning from Others, New Talent Arises.

    Master Lu’s workshop is set in the countryside of Jingdezhen where he has purchased a small piece of land and like his ancestors who were part farmer and part craftsman, he too grows all kinds of vegetables, peppers, watermelons, corn, beans and potatoes on his land in front of the workshop.

THIN AS CICADA’S WING, LIGHT AS A DRIFTING CLOUD

In the Ming Dynasty, potters discovered how to make bowls less than one millimeter thick. Traditionally, eggshell porcelain was decorated with bright patterns, but SHANG XIA has developed a plain bowl. This porcelain is whiter, bigger, thinner, purer. In fact, because of the size of the bowls and the delicacy of the porcelain, only one piece in a hundred survives the firing process.

KNOW - HOW

One Clay,
72 Pairs of Hands

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Mixing Ingredients

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Turning the Clay

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Paring and Trimming

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Firing the
Unglazed Body

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Adding Water
Before Glazing

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Glazing

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Final Firing

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