“With my eyes closed, I feel with my hands what is flowing and floating.” That’s how artist Xie Dong responds when asked to describe her work, sculpting rippling water or curling leaves in glazed bone china. She produces them in an artists’ district on the outer fringes of Beijing, where she shares a 4,000-square-foot studio with her boyfriend, a sculptor and landscape designer, and their four cats. A graduate of the Chinese capital’s Art and Design Institute, she experimented with various mediums before settling on ceramics. Her Adelaide collection of poetic dinnerware and vases is named after one of the owners of Driade : bearing names such as Ripple, Wrinkled Paper, Melting Ice, and Ocean Creatures…
Soon Xie Dong began experimenting with different materials and thanks to a special technique, he managed to ruffle, almost pleat, the ceramic. She is a true artist capable of translating profound craftsmanship into poetry.
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