Studio Visit: Xie Dong, Beijing

The Chinese artist's nature-inspired bone china creations seize ephemeral moments

After much exploration and experimentation, Beijing-based porcelain artist Xie Dong finally settled on bone china as her medium of choice, and did so because of the folds it can create. A tradition that originates from 18th Century Britain, bone china turns into a translucent, milky ivory color and becomes extremely hard and strong after it’s fired, thanks to the ashes from cattle bones that are …

Moko Sellars

Kicky bone china diamond rings handmade in East London

Just a few miles from where Thomas Frye first developed the composition for bone china in 1748, a modern tribute to the porcelain material is on view at Hackney’s Wilton Way Cafe. The East London coffee shop and community gallery is currently showing a collection of bone china “diamond” rings, each handcrafted by local designer Moko Sellars. Interested in making “precious things out of simple …