Award-winning Japanese artist finds new inspiration in China
Although China and Japan have had much collaboration in the field of ceramics, incorporating it into his work is a fairly new concept for artist Simsa Cho. Having trained in Japan, he has spent most of his life in Amsterdam in the Netherlands working mainly with glass. However, a recent residency at a glass studio at Jingdezhen – China's porcelain capital – saw him add ceramics to his repertoire. Cho is very excited about experimenting with glass and ceramics and discovering how they will look and work together, and aims to make it "big" with his new direction.
Jingdezhen is located in Jiangxi Province and has a history of over 1,700 years in making porcelain. Ceramics studios in this renowned city have been offering international artists residencies for many years, where they welcome artists who work in a variety of disciplines.