Bian Xiaodong

BIAN Xiaodong has been experimenting with fine porcelain for years, resulting in series of work that based on porcelain body as thin as eggshell. Bian used top-quality Kaolin clay from Jingdezhen to make the petuntse, added the mix onto silicon moulds, and let it flows naturally with gravity. After the body was dry, it was fired at 1350℃. The inspiration comes from an incident where Bian fired the ceramic at a temperature that is too high and caused the ceramic to deform. Following intensive experiments, he mastered a unique way to morph the shape consciously in a high-temperature kiln.