Master porcelain artist, Huang Wentao, painted these hand made porcelain pieces. Mr Huang’s family has a long tradition of porcelain creation. In fact his uncle, Huang Maijiu is a world-renowned master craftsman in the field.
From a young age Mr Huang followed the family tradition. Graduating in fine arts at the Jingdezhen School of Art, his talent and personal creative style earned him a high reputation among his peers.
Huang specialises in a painting technique carefully squeezing ink from the brush tip. He does this without letting the brush actually touch the surface. Called “fen shui”, the technique creates five shades of blue on porcelain, from solid colour to the faintest watermark.
The ink for painting is a muddy grey colour and diluting it with water creates the different shades. At the time of painting the subtle grey shades are almost indistinguishable. However, after kiln firing at 1300 degrees celsius the grey ink transform to vivid blue shades defining lively objects. This technique is over 800 years old and is very difficult to master.
In recognition of his skill Mr Huang has won a number of awards in national artistic porcelain competitions. As a result,his pieces are highly valued among collectors both in China and overseas.