Blanc de Chine, a Continuous Conversation
V&A Ceramics, Room 146 & China, Room 44
Thursday, 5 September 2019 – Sunday, 10 May 2020
This display showcases historic pieces from the V&A’s Asian and European ceramics collections, as well as a selection of new works by contemporary makers including: Babs Haenen, Lucille Lewin, Liang Wanying, Jeffry Mitchell, Su Xianzhong, and Peter Ting. Retelling the story of porcelain-making in Dehua, this display will build a bridge between the past and the current, tradition and innovation, and breaking the boundary of Chinese and non-Chinese ceramic practices.
Supported by Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd
Photography by John MacLean
TING YING AT COLLECT '19
In February 2019 Ting Ying showed at Crafts Council’s Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design at Saatchi Gallery. Ting Ying along with 40 international galleries showcased a selection contemporary craft objects from our artists. Ting Ying were also proud to present Liang Wanying who also be exhibited her Gravity at Prayer piece.
Ting-Ying were delighted to win the prestigious award of 'Outstanding Display'. Click through the photos to see why!
Photography by Jan Baldwin & Sophie Mutevelian
PETER TING & SU XIANZHONG
Peter Ting & Su Xianzhong feature in Helen Lambert's new book - Unique Pieces. Helen Lambert Kennedy identifies trends in fashion, lifestyle and luxury. Her intuition and interest/radar extend out into the world and analyse how it’s changing. She looks beyond to see why a particular artist is interesting right now. She wants to know how they might evolve in the future. And as part of her wider reflections on the zeitgeist, she is keenly aware of the frenetic pace that the world has adopted. Her desire is to move forward towards a world where luxury is still synonymous with creativity, quality, craftsmanship and authenticity.
Unique Pieces-Artists and Artisans by Helen Lambert Kennedy
TING-YING AT COLLECT 2018
Ting-Ying recently exhibited at Collect 2018, showcasing the very best artists creating working in Blanc de Chine. Collect continues to be the craft sector's premier showcase, bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world to present a stunning array of established and new talent.
Throughout the the three day event, thousands wondered through the doors of the Saatchi gallery. Many of the pieces were purchased and three were acquired for display in prestigious museums. This included two pieces for the V&A, London (Su Xianzhong's Small Paper & Peter Ting's Flower Bowl) and one for the Ulster Museum, Ireland (Flower Bowl by Peter Ting.) The Ting-Ying stand also presented a Collect 2018 spotlight booth featuring Vezzini & Chen, A design duo who create sculptural hand crafted lighting, glassware, interior accessories and installation pieces.
Photos by Michael Harvey.
TING-YING AT COLLECT 2018
Ting-Ying will be at Collect 2018, showcasing artists creating work in Blanc de Chine. Collect is the craft sector's premier showcase, bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world to present a stunning array of established and new talent.
In 2018, Collect will return to the beautiful setting of the Saatchi Gallery from 22nd to 25th February. Presenting craft in a fine art context, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind modern craft – from works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery to makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. At a time of unprecedented interest in craft, it brings together the passion of collecting, interest in design and interiors, with the energy of making. Find out more here.
THE IAC WELCOMES PETER TING
Peter Ting of Ting-Ying is now a proud member of the IAC. Founded in 1952 by Henry J. Reynaud, director of the Swiss Museum for Ceramics and Glass. The Academy is the only association devoted to the medium of clay that function on an international level. IAC combines ceramists, potters, artists, designers, authors, collectors, gallerists, conservators, restorers’, curators as well as a panel of prestigious institutions.
Thanks to their respective forms of expertise, members of IAC are regularly invited to participate in Congresses, residencies, to submit articles for publication as well as being asked to jury international exhibitions and competitions. Find out more here.
TING-YING AT TRESOR 2017
Ting-Ying’s inaugural launch at Tresor, Messe Basel in September 2017 was a great success. The exposure of traditional and contemporary objects in Blanc de Chine from Dehua really captivated the visiting audience. Important unique pieces were acquired by collectors and orders for limited editions were placed. Ting-Ying couldn't have asked for a better launch success, and will be back at Tresor 18, from 20-23 September 2018.
Photography by Uta Grütter and Serge Hasenböhler.
PETER TING & ZHA CAIDUAN
Born in HK, now living and working in the UK, Ting is an established tableware designer and his creations are collected in numerous museums globally. His interest in Blanc de Chine led him to visit Dehua in 2004 and created the ‘Buddha Hands’ coffee cups and saucers, which are in the V&A collection, London, UK.
LAN QUANSHENG TEASER
A pupil of Su Xianzhong, Lan is renowned for his creation of Bodhisattva statues in the traditional style. His flowing drapery and beautiful facial features are greatly admired by collectors.
CHEN DESHENG TEASER
A pupil of Su Xianzhong, Chen is one of the young generation’s artists looking at breaking away from the traditional style, moving towards subject matters other than the Bodhisattva. His ‘Bonsai’ series is a homage to his master’s great grandfather, Su XueJing. (Also known as Bo Ji Yu Ren.)
SU XIANZHONG TEASER
An establish artist from a long line of respected traditional Dehua Blanc de Chine sculptors. His great grandfather Su XueJing (1869-1919), also know as Bo Ji Yu Ren, has work in the collection of numerous museums, including the V&A and British Museum London, UK
TING YING STUDIO DEVELOPMENT
Work has begun on the new Ting-Ying studio, Dehua. This is where the combined experience of Peter Ting and Ying Jian will be of service to artists and international companies who wish to produce and manufacture their concepts. Together with this commercial offering, Ting-Ying is also developing an invited residency where makers of today engage with ancient skills to define a new way of thinking through making.
TING-YING TRESOR TRAILER
A trailer for the launch of Ting-Ying at Tresor, showcasing some of our upcoming artists.
TING-YING AT TRESOR
Ting-Ying are proud to announce that they will be exhibiting at Tresor this September.
TRESOR contemporary craft presents a novel show concept that brings together galleries specialising in applied arts worldwide, first-rate makers | artists as well as promising young talent. They will showcase exciting trends and innovations in 21st-century craft from a wide range of disciplines in which art, architecture and design intersect.
The works will be either unique or produced in a small series and appeal to international collectors, specialists, architects, designers, interior designers, makers | artists, students, tastemakers and a discerning broad audience.
Hua translates as flower in Chinese. Peter Ting in-collaboration with Zha Cai Duan, an accomplished flower maker in Dehua for over twenty years. This work has been shown in 'VASE Function Reviewed' exhibition at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 2016 and in Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin 2017.