China's porcelain tradition, originating from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), is a crucial part of its cultural legacy, encapsulating its history, aesthetics, and spiritual values. Top porcelain firms like Jingdezhen, Gaochun, Tangshan, and Guangcai Porcelain uphold this tradition. Jingdezhen Porcelain, from China's "Porcelain Capital," is renowned for its superior quality and style, offering both traditional and contemporary designs. Gaochun Porcelain, based in Nanjing, represents beauty, craftsmanship, and cultural heritage.
Tangshan Porcelain, renowned for its exquisite bone china, is committed to innovation, developing new materials and techniques. Guangcai Porcelain, founded in Guangzhou, creates fine porcelain tableware and decorative pieces that combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics.
These leading companies balance the preservation of traditional techniques with the embrace of innovation, experimenting with new materials, techniques, and designs, and collaborating with artists and international brands to create unique porcelain collections.
Jiangsu Gaochun Ceramics Co., Ltd. - Leader in State Banquet Ceramics
Jiangsu Gaochun Ceramics Co., Ltd., established in 1958, has developed from a manual workshop into an outstanding enterprise in the Chinese ceramics industry over nearly sixty years. The company currently has total assets of 800 million yuan, a total of 1,800 employees, and three bases in Gaochun Development Zone Ceramic Culture Park, Gaochun Gucheng Town Xiushan, and Shanxi Xinzhou. Its business scope includes daily-use ceramics, cultural and artistic ceramics, and high-tech ceramics. It is the first drafting unit of the national standard for daily-use ceramics and the main undertaking enterprise of the national "Twelfth Five-Year Plan Science and Technology Tackling Project - High-Quality Daily-Use Ceramics".
In recent years, Gaochun Ceramics has insisted on transformational development, green development, and innovative development, vigorously developing the cultural and creative industry. It has jointly built the China Ceramic Culture and Creative Industry Demonstration Base with the China Ceramic Industry Association, the Jiangsu Province Artists' Creation Base with the Jiangsu Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and has fully cooperated with Nanjing Art Academy. It has introduced design and creative talents from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts. Its creatively designed ceramic products are sold in more than 100 countries and regions around the world and have been awarded the title of National Key Cultural Export Enterprise. Since 2014, it has designed and produced state banquet ceramics for the Shanghai APEC Summit, Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Wuzhen World Internet Conference, and other events. It exclusively produced the ceramics for the 2014 Beijing APEC Summit banquet (Water Cube), and its enamel-colored state banquet ceramics are the exclusive porcelain for Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and state gifts. It vigorously develops industrial tourism and cultural tourism, and was awarded the National Industrial Tourism Demonstration Point in 2007. It has built the "Ceramic Art Garden", which integrates ceramic creativity, famous workshops, and ceramic DIY tourist experiences. The Contemporary Ceramic Art Museum, with a construction area of nearly 10,000 square meters, will open at the end of the year. It is planning to build a boutique hotel for ceramic culture, exploring a new type of business combining sightseeing factories, cultural displays, leisure experiences, and brand communication.
In the next three years, Gaochun Ceramics will further rely on the cultural connotation and international influence of contemporary national ceramics, take advantage of the company's location at the foot of Xiushan and the lakeside of Gucheng, and vigorously build the China National Ceramics Town. It will gather high-end daily-use ceramics, cultural and creative ceramics, and high-tech ceramics industries, cultivate national ceramic brands, and build the capital of Chinese daily-use ceramics creativity and high-tech ceramics research and development base. It will build a 4A-level characteristic tourist area integrating ceramic art blocks, creative design markets, cultural experiences, leisure tourism, and leisure agriculture. After the successful cultivation of the National Ceramics Town, it is expected to increase annual sales revenue by 3 billion yuan, annual profit and tax by 500 million yuan, export earnings by 100 million US dollars, and employ about 5,000 people.
Producing State Banquet Ceramics for the 21st Century
In 2014, Gaochun Ceramics exclusively produced the ceramics for the Beijing APEC Summit banquet (Water Cube), and the "Prosperous Ruyi" enamel-colored state banquet ceramics dazzled the world. It has continuously designed and produced exquisite and diverse state banquet ceramics for the Shanghai APEC Summit, Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Wuzhen World Internet Conference, and Beijing Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. On May 15, 2017, the "Silk Road State Banquet" state banquet ceramics exclusively produced by Gaochun Ceramics once again amazed the world at the leaders' luncheon of the "Belt and Road" International Cooperation Summit Forum at Yanqi Lake in Beijing. Gaochun Ceramics has become the creator of state banquet ceramics in the 21st century and an influential ceramic brand in China.Play
Promoting the Progress of Modern Ceramic Technology
During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, Gaochun Ceramics undertook the national "Twelfth Five-Year Plan Science and Technology Tackling Project - High-Quality Daily-Use Ceramics" project in the ceramics industry, built a high-quality daily-use ceramics model line, introduced international advanced ceramic technology and equipment while inheriting China's thousand-year ceramic culture, and took the lead in realizing raw material standardization, equipment modernization, firing gasification, auxiliary material specialization, and product high-end, leading the development of Chinese daily-use ceramics technology. The company cooperated with the Shanghai Institute of Silicate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, to undertake the "Industrialization of Honeycomb Ceramics for Automobile Exhaust Treatment", a national high-tech industrialization project, to promote the upgrade of Chinese industries to high-tech industries. As the first drafting unit, the company drafted two national standards for daily-use ceramics and honeycomb ceramics, becoming a promoter of the progress of modern ceramic technology and management in China.
Building the Capital of Contemporary Ceramic Creativity
Gaochun Ceramics is relying on the cultural connotation and international influence of contemporary national ceramics, taking advantage of the company's location at the foot of Xiushan and the lakeside of Gucheng, and vigorously building the "National Ceramics Town" covering an area of 1.08 square kilometers. It has become the first batch of characteristic towns created in Jiangsu Province and Nanjing City, and has been awarded the regional characteristic honor title of "China National Ceramics Town" by the China Ceramic Industry Association and the China Arts and Crafts Association. At present, the "National Ceramics Town" has gathered more than 20 internationally renowned ceramic designers and ceramic artists, and has jointly built the China Ceramic Culture and Creative Industry Demonstration Base with the China Ceramic Industry Association, and the Jiangsu Province Artists' Creation Base with the Jiangsu Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles. In the next three years, the "National Ceramics Town" will invest 3 billion yuan to gather the ceramics industry, creative industry, cultural experience, and leisure tourism industry for integrated development, and build the capital of contemporary ceramic creativity and high-tech ceramics research and development base in China.