A decade ago, most of the graduating class from the celebrated Jingdezhen Ceramic Arts Institute left the city for opportunities draw on their talents elsewhere. Just a handful stayed.
Today, many of them are returning. The institute’s fresh graduates are choosing to remain. And not just that – young artists from all over the country are heading there.
The Pottery Workshop Creative Market. /CGTN Photo
Jingdezhen, a city in southeast China's Jiangxi Province, is known as the “Porcelain Capital of the World”. For centuries, it was a prolific production hub for mass-produced ceramics. Now, it is undergoing a renaissance, but the focus is more on individual expression.