Stoneware lights up sale

The Spring 2012 sales by leading auction house Bonhams this week offer a treasure chest of valuable Chinese and contemporary Asian paintings, and other artworks. Also on sale will be exquisite jewellery and watches, and fine wines, whisky and Cognac.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Dynamics of ceramics

Handmade ceramics are attracting attention from people looking for a counterpoint to the traditional white tableware that has graced homes for decades.

Unlike mass-market ceramics, made automatically by machines in a factory, no two handmade pieces are alike. And therein lies its popularity.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

My Happy Sunflower

Making your own Christmas presents seems like such a wholesome thing to do. Having failed to do it myself in the past, I like to torture my child by suggesting she make gifts for both sets of grandparents. It keeps her occupied and saves a trip to the shops.

20 Nov 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

Museum blamed for relic damage

Questions have arisen about the Palace Museum's managerial ability and integrity after a 1,000-year-old artefact was broken by a laboratory researcher.

The breakage of the porcelain plate dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279) was due to an 'operational error', said a museum spokesman. The researcher had broken the plate while using a device to examine it last month.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Suspected burglar held after seaward dash

A burglar trying to break into a Deep Water Bay flat jumped into the sea at about 3am yesterday when the owner of the flat heard a noise and went to check. Marine police caught and arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglary. The suspect and two officers were treated for minor injuries at Ruttonjee Hospital.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

On the shelf

I love to trawl the aisles of the Jusco HK$10 shops (which are formally known as Jusco $10 Plaza Plus, although I don't know anybody who calls them that). The products are (usually) of good quality and the selection is eclectic.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Ancient art treasures on display for anniversary

The Min Chiu Society is a group of Hongkongers who possess exceptional collections of Chinese art. This year, the group marks its 50th anniversary by collaborating with the Hong Kong Museum of Art to showcase 340 of its finest treasures in an event called 'The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition'.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Porcelain relics just 'kiln waste'

Porcelain relics exposed to damage at a kiln site in Tai Po that dates back to the Ming era are only 'kiln waste', heritage officials say, while remaining silent on an aborted long-term-management plan.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


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

Lagerfeld images draw crowd to decor store

Anything with Karl Lagerfeld's name attached is considered golden in this town. That's why even those with little interest in fine porcelain houseware turned up for a photo exhibit at Exclusivites in Duddell Street last Thursday.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Pots of money and love

Some fung shui masters recommend placing a vase in the wealth sector of your home, in which you keep small pieces of jewellery to symbolise your family's prosperity. Others suggest half filling the vase with rice or soil and burying coins in it to imply that the occupants will always enjoy wealth and prosperity.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Making art with your bare hands

From a pair of teapots featuring caricatures of George Bush and Osama bin Laden to a collection of cute clay children with varying emotions, the creations at Pottery Farm are always unexpected and unique.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

To Serenity

Chris Lo Sze-lim displays ceramic figures that explore states of peace and tranquility, including his stoneware A Float in White (above). Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Sat

15 Jul 2008 - 12:00am