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ChrisBy Chris
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ChrisBy Chris
First created
CA$ 2,731
pledged of CA$ 37,000pledged of CA$ 37,000 goal
19
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 20 2016 1:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

Project Goal

Blue and White Porcelain - Vice and Virtue

Blue and white Porcelain is one of the most famous Chinese traditional arts and crafts with over a thousand years of history dating back to the Han Dynasty in 25 AD. Among all the porcelain from China, Jingdezhen porcelain is most famous for it's beauty and quality which is highly regarded and often presented as gifts to nobility and was even some of the first porcelain wares to be exported from China. Even now Jingdezhen is still famous for producing high quality porcelain and is regarded as second to none.

However with the fast paced growth of China's economy in the past few decades there has been a decline and neglect of traditional arts and crafts. Many skills and techniques passed down from one generation of artisans to the next is slowly fading due to younger generations preferring to pursue more modern career paths. As well as being influenced by different cultures ranging from western pop culture to japanese manga and anime.

Therefore our goal is to combine pop culture influences with the traditional painting techniques of the blue and white porcelain to create something unique that will inspire and remind all people of this wonderful traditional chinese craft. If we successful in this campaign, we will create our workshop and create more pop meet traditional chinese art and craft. Please support us !

Meet Us

Illustrator

Chris Ng - Hong Kong based illustrator. Loves illustration, crafts, manga culture and video games. He won a scholarship when studying at Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts. Now he is currently a chief illustrator for video games. Very skilled at using an ink brush.

 Producer

Mona Tang - He grew up with a love for manga and videogames. Constantly imagining crazy and fun products, including Blue and white Porcelain - Vice and Virtue. Provide ideas, solve technical problems and control production.

Vice and Virtue 善惡

The way we see things in the world are not always clearly black or white. For example you may see 'good' people do bad things and 'bad' people do good things. We thought this was an interesting concept and chose to use it as inspiration for our idea which we ended up naming 'Vice and Virtue'. Through this idea we selected 5 different pop culture characters which we felt matched this analogy.

Prince Ape 猿太子

 Black Tortoise King 玄武霸王

 Pacific Dragon 太古之龍

 Arrogant Fire Dragon 孤高火龍

 Dark Samurai 闇黑侍

Our Plates

All 5 designs are presented in a blue and white pattern on 2 types of plates.

In-Glazed Bone China - Ceramic Decals

Bone China is thinner and more lightweight than porcelain and it is composed of kaolin and bone ash. Decals are transferred to bone china plates which are then fired in ovens with temperatures up to 1250 degrees. The final result is a pure white, translucent plate with high contrast blue design that is highly durable and chip resistant. Bone china plates are also high abrasion resistant and easy to clean. Plates are 10 inches, good for food, decoration and collection.

Underglaze White Porcelain - Hand Paint

For underglaze porcelain plates each pattern will be intricately hand painted on to unfired porcelain plates by a skilled artist, which is then covered with a transparent glaze and fired in a kiln at 1320 degrees. This produces a premium class porcelain plate made in Jingdezhen that's described as being 'white like jade' and 'bright as a mirror'. Also, since each plate will be individually hand painted they will all have their own unique brushwork details and slight variations in colour. Fired porcelain plates are high abrasion resistance and very easy to clean. Plates are 10 inches, good for food, decoration and collection.

Jingdezhen porcelain plate uses as known as the source of porcelain clay , kaolin. Kaolin has been used as material for porcelain over thousand years. 1735 degree fire resistance, is the best material for making porcelain. We will use kaolin for our bone china and white porcelain plate.

Rewards

Note : Your specific choice of designs will be handled in the order survey, we'll send after the campaign ends.

*If you want to check available shipping country. Please click the reward you what and available shipping country list will come with it.

 *All our pledge are Canadian Dollar based, localized pledge subjected to KickStarter exchange rate.

Media Review

CNET
Heroes and villains reimagined as traditional Chinese crockery
Gadgette
Pop culture villains meet traditional Chinese art in this project

Toy People 玩具人

青花瓷【善與惡】Vice and Virtue 募資倒數中!!

http://www.toy-people.com/?p=31956

Risks and challenges

For the underglaze hand paint plate, it is not possible to paint the pattern and control the color every times 100% same as reward picture,because this is painted by hand not machine. But our painter from Jingdezhen can paint very accurately, the pattern they painted almost looks a same with reward picture.

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    Vice and Virtue coloring PDF.
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    Set of 5 Vice and Virtue In-Glazed Bone China.

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Funding period

- (40 days)