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Ceramic Materials

Collection goes under hammer

Craftsmanship in China has a noble tradition, seen best in the artistry and beauty of the distinctive ceramics produced over the centuries.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am

Handle With Care

DESIGNERS DRAW inspiration from many sources, and it was only a matter of time before they would pay homage to the decorative beauty of fine porcelain.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Great feats of clay

What you'll need:

- Modelling clay in white, yellow, black and magenta

- White school glue

- Clay scissors

- Clay cutter

- Texture brush

- Agile fingers

1 Knead the lumps of white, black, yellow and magenta coloured clay to blend them.

2 Add a bit more black clay to the mass.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Portraits in porcelain

Why is the best china not from China? With this question in mind, Shen Hen-rong, founder of the prestigious Taiwan porcelain brand 1300 Only Porcelain, began a six-year quest for an innovative and gorgeous china style.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Super six

1. Chopard

L.U.C XP Urushi Collection

Created to celebrate Chopard's 150th anniversary, the Urushi has become a symbol of perfect artistic collaboration between the East and West. Its beautiful lacquer techniques from Japan are crafted by purveyors of tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household.

2. Bulgari

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Kaolin

This fine white clay is a versatile ingredient used to make porcelain, paper goods, medications and skincare products. The word 'Gaoling' is a reference to a mountain on the mainland where the clay was originally sourced, but it can be found all over the world. Like other clays, kaolin is highly absorbent, so it can draw oils and dirt from the skin.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Company profile - Chalco

Chalco's principal activities are the production and distribution of alumina and primary aluminium. It also manufactures and sells mechanical equipment, ceramic products, automated systems, electrode systems and electronic products.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

What's in it? Silica

Other names it goes by Amorphous silica, silicic anhydride, silicon dioxide.

What's it used in? Foundation and concealer, eye shadow, lipstick, face powder, lip gloss.

What does it do? It's an anti-caking agent; helps absorb sweat and oil.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Dynamic ceramics

Wannabe ceramicists needing a nudge might be encouraged by Terence Lee's Rippling Colours tea set. The bone china collection (HK$1,350), which consists of 11 pieces, grew out of a brush-and-ink painting he created. Lee, who studied the craft in the US, Japan and China, has a BFA in ceramics from the California College of Arts & Crafts.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Happy birthday pottery workshop

An exhibition featuring ceramics works by pottery teachers will be held next month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pottery Workshop.

29 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Ceramics artists give terracotta soldiers a modern twist

Four artists have created ceramic works based on terracotta soldiers from the Qin Dynasty. The figures are on display at the City University (CityU) till May 16.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

International exhibition gives a chance for hands-on fun

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pottery Workshop in Central, an exhibition - Joy in Clay -

will be held from April 21 to May 5.

More than 30 students will take part in the exhibition. The show consists of art works representing different ceramic shaping techniques: hand-built, wheel-thrown, slip cast and clay sculpture.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Long march home to luxury

Lovers of luxury homewares gathered to celebrate the expansion of Heather and March, the Central store that specialises in luxury French tableware such as Raynaud porcelain, Gien earthenware and D. Porthault table linen.

22 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

The Learned Terra Cotta - a Solo Exhibition by Solan

Contemporary pottery, including more than 1,800 ceramic pieces blending Chinese and western art by New Zealand resident, Solan Chiu. Also on view, outdoors at the campus, are pottery, sculpture and mixed-media works. Daily, 10am-7pm. (Outdoor exhibits open until 11pm). CityU Gallery, City University, 6/F Amenities Building, Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon. Free. Inquiries: 3442 6493. Ends Oct 17

23 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

First gear

Heather & March has upped sticks and moved from the second floor of the Prince's Building in Central to the first. The shop, which specialises in luxury French tableware such as Raynaud porcelain, Gien earthenware and D. Porthault table linen, is now housed in bigger, better premises and is adding more names and products to its stable.

8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

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