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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

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