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Yaoyao Xin’s porcelain dreams

Yaoyao Xin is a young ceramic artist who moved to Jingdezhen to study handicraft since 2012. Her studio covered the material research which been used in the houseware design and objects in everyday life.

Yaoyao’s pieces are cutting edge and she is always looking for ways to make porcelain appear delicate and fragile. The unique design and craftsmanship of Yaoyao Xin’s Blue Geometric series have attracted a lot of  attentions since we introduced her work to Australia in 2017.

Her “Geometric” series with dynamic vases appear almost made from origami paper and geometric cut brooches look like jewels. 


Yaoyao has been experimenting with techniques of making paper-thin porcelain since 2014, “it’s like rolling dough with a rolling pin”, she said. With a high risk of failure, those porcelain pieces have been colour-glazed, then merged into a poetic picture out of clay, water, light and shadow.

Over the last 3 years, Yaoyao had several exhibitions including 100% Design London, Salone del Mobile di Milano and Design Shanghai. She is also the first Chinese artist that Hermès partnered with and her well-known exhibition, “Light of Water, Lustre of Porcelain”, was held at Hermès Maison in Shanghai:

“Whirlpool” for Hermès window, six layers of porcelain hanging from the ceiling, a unique way of viewing, display the elegant glow within the polygon structure. 

“Reflection”  is like a classic Chinese painting of mountains and lakes with reflection. It brings a fresh aesthetics of lightness and grace to ceramic art.


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