Chen Min is a native of Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, she studied at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and now lives in Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province. She has worked in the ceramic industry for 20 years, specializing in a range of decorative techniques including bas-relief carving and traditional brushwork and painting. She is currently a senior ceramic art designer in Jiangxi Province, a senior art designer in Jingdezhen and a member of the Hong Kong Ceramic Art Association.
Since 2002 she has won many gold and silver awards at arts and crafts and ceramic exhibitions in China including a gold award in China’s Top Ten Ceramic Famous Collection in 2011 and again in 2012. Her works are on display at the China Porcelain Fair and the Beijing National Grand Theatre. She teaches ceramic carving to international students at the Jingdezhen Lotte International Ceramic Society.
“I put my experience and understanding of life into my works. Making ceramics nurtures me and brings an inner peace. While the temperature rises in the kiln the glaze changes colour and I grow with the process. The subjects of my work have ranged from landscape and natural forms to Buddhist imagery which has been a focus for the past two years. The Buddhist faith brings me inspiration. I love ceramics, they are my best friend, my family, my driving force and a symbol of my growth. Ceramics let me see my future. They create a time for reflection and I enjoy every moment.”
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