For ages untold, the Middle Kingdom has been a beacon of beauty, its mastery of porcelain artistry a testament to its cultural richness. This period saw the establishment of famous porcelain kilns like Jingdezhen, a name that remains prestigious in the porcelain industry.
The creation of porcelain is a dance of complexity and precision. It begins with a symphony of materials - clay, feldspar, and quartz, harmoniously blended into a paste. This paste, then, is sculpted and subjected to the fiery breath of a kiln, a transformation that turns the soft, yielding paste into a sturdy, resilient material, impervious to water and heat.
A hallmark of Chinese porcelain is its ethereal translucence. When kissed by light, the porcelain seems to glow from within, a soft, otherworldly luminescence. This magical effect is born from the use of kaolin, a special clay abundant in China, treasured for its purity and whiteness, and the secret behind the unique charm of Chinese porcelain.
The realm of Chinese home porcelain is a universe of artistry, from plates and bowls to figurines and lamps. Each piece is a canvas for the artisans, their skilled hands employing a myriad of techniques to breathe life into the porcelain. The marriage of blue and white glazes is a beloved technique, where cobalt-blue designs are painted onto the porcelain, glazed, and fired, resulting in a timeless elegance.
The use of famille-rose enamels is another cherished technique, where floral designs bloom on the porcelain in hues of pink, green, and yellow. The resulting patterns are a riot of color and intricacy, often adorning vases and decorative objects.
Jiangsu Gaochun Ceramics Co., Ltd., named after its hometown Gaochun, Nanjing, Jiangsu, is one of the largest daily-use ceramics enterprises in China, with its foreign trade export volume ranking at the forefront of the industry. Founded in 1958, Gaochun Ceramics is an export-exempt enterprise in the ceramics industry and a key cultural export enterprise in the country. It is also the first drafting unit of the national standard for daily-use ceramics and the main undertaking enterprise of the national "Twelfth Five-Year Science and Technology Tackling Project—High-Quality Daily-Use Ceramics" project. Its products are exported to more than 100 countries and regions worldwide.Play
Gaochun's specialty products are stoneware, bone china, honeycomb ceramics, and kiln-changing glaze, especially the kiln-changing glaze tableware, which has been the best-selling in American department stores for many years. It is currently the largest global supplier of ceramic tableware in North America. It has provided OEM services for many European and American brands, including the century-old British porcelain brand "Denby" and the top luxury brand Hermès. It has also undertaken the design and production tasks of major state banquet ceramics for APEC, Shanghai Asia-Pacific Conference, Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, World Internet Conference, Belt and Road Summit, etc. Gaochun has built the first ceramic enterprise museum in China—Gaochun Ceramic Museum, and has also invested heavily in creating a ceramic-themed industrial town—Guoci Town, aiming to build it into an internationally influential ceramic cultural creative base.