Dr Xiaoxin LiCurator of Chinese Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Dr Xiaoxin Li is a curator of Chinese Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she is responsible for a wide range of objects from ceramics, jade, lacquer, metalwork, to furniture and carvings.
Peter TingPeter Ting is an established ceramic artist, tableware designer and curator.
Peter Ting’s creations can be found in numerous museums globally, including British Museum, V&A, Ulster Museum, MAD (Museum of Art and Design, New York), M+ Museum and National Museum of China.
Ying JianYing Jian, co-founder Kaolin
Ying Jian is co-founder of Kaolin, a professional platform in China for spreading ceramic culture and introducing ceramic makers.
Blanc de Chine: A Continuous Conversation
In this lecture, Xiaoxin Li, a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, introduces the curatorial thinking behind her innovative 2019 display Blanc de Chine: A Continuous Conversation and historical Blanc de Chine pieces in the V&A collection. Xiaoxin’s collaborators, Ying Jian and Peter Ting, will discuss contemporary Dehua – from traditional workshops where making methods have long remained unchanged to the relationship between Dehua and the world beyond, as well as the industrial production of Blanc de Chine. Peter Ting recalls his first encounter with Dehua, his love of Blanc de Chine and the work he has made with local craftsmen. Together, Ting and Ying will describe their experiences with invited ‘artists in residence’ programmes in Dehua.
This lecture is kindly sponsored by Dreweatts .