I grew up in Jingdezhen City, the porcelain capital of China, a place where ceramics have been produced for more than a thousand years. The ceramic craft tradition has affected me a lot, but the ‘rebellious me’ is fascinated by the new digital age. This analogue and digital interface allow me to embrace more possibilities, in the thinking about, conceiving of and production of new works. I apply digital approaches to thinking through traditional handcraft processes while using and combining different materials.
My work explores where art, craft and design meet. In the context of Postmodernism, more and more of the generation born in this age are not satisfied with one ‘mode’ of working. Under the abundant conditions of our material world, crossover and interdisciplinarity become a way to explore these possibilities and conditions. I firmly believe that the blur of these borders does not mean that there are no boundaries. Exploring cross-border can be seen as a new field of enquiry. It has characteristics of art, design and craft, but it cannot be defined by anyone of these disciplines.
Internship in the Studio Levien, UK.
2015 - so far
Founder of SHAN STUDIO, China;
2013 - so far
Executive Director of Jingdezhen Old Sanbao Ceramic Ltd, China;
Visiting scholar in Montana State University, USA;
2018 - 2020
MA in Ceramics & Glass, Royal College Of Art
2009 - 2013
BA in Art & Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University
2006 - 2007
Beijing Wu Zuo Ren Fine Art School