China has a long history of earthenware production that has given rise to a wide variety of styles and techniques. Jingdezhen of Jiangxi Province, known as the Chinese Porcelain Capital, is world famous for its blue, pink, and painted porcelains. The painted porcelains of Liling, Hunan Province, are highly creative and decorative objects, while the white porcelains of Dehua,Fujian Province, are known for their purity.
The porcelain figurines produced in Shiwan of Guangdong Province are vivid and lively. Yixing of Jiangsu Province is best known for its production techniques. Made in an array of colors including purple, red, yellow, and green,Yixing pottery demands careful execution and exquisite craftsmanship.
On display here are representative examples of Chinese pottery arts by both modern and contemporary Chinese masters. Many of these works combine tradition, modern artistic values, and new technological advances.