Blanc de chine, the super white and super fine porcelain can be traced back to as early as the northen Song dynasty (960–1279) in Dehua, Fujian province, China.In 2004, while researching for ‘La France Mandarin’ exhibition organised by Contrasts gallery, Peter Ting travelled to Dehua and met up with the Chen family, who have been making fine Guanyin statues for many generations. Grandfather Chen, was given the honour of producing state gifts during the Maoist era, and was given a plot of land to build a studio. They family live and work on this site still. Ting and Chen Wei, the youngest in the family worked together to create a contemporary collection based on the tradition of Dehua, and with Ting’s design eye, pushed it into the 21st century, while still maintaining the highest making standard

Blanc de chine,"…at the early age of 8, I remember being totally fascinated by the fragile looking items sitting on a traditional Chinese Bai Bao Ge display shelf. It is only much later did I understand that what I saw so many years ago was a connoisseur curating his collection and displaying it in an installation format." This is how Ting recalls his seminal moment after seeing his uncle's porcelain collection.

"China Reformed" demonstrates Ting's understanding of history, respect for fine craftsmanship, while deliberately injecting it with a contemporary twist. Vibrant colours juxtaposed against classic polychrome Fen Caipainting, the fluid yet geometric use of blue and white Qing Hua , and the deconstructed blanc de chineDehua 'Icon' bowls. These objects bear the hallmarks of 1000 years of Chinese porcelain history; yet sit squarely in our contemporary world, quietly reminding us of our past
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