Arc Tea For One

British bone china specialist Richard Brendon is known for teacups, coffee mugs and saucers which perfectly blend traditional crafts with modern graphics. The art deco-inspired Arc Tea for One set is hand-painted by artisans in England’s illustrious pottery town of Stoke-on-Trent, and features a striking asymmetrical design in matte black and burnished gold.

Megatropolis Collection

Brooklyn-based illustrator Mark McGinnis added a creative touch of his local turf to a bone china collection for London design shop SCP. The detailed Megatropolis collection features humorous ruminations on urban living, with each piece decorated by hand by craftsmen in Stoke-on-Trent.

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 …