Chunfeng Xiangyu is one of the superiorest porcelain makers in contemporary China, known as the “top three” among all the other porcelain kilns in Jingdezhen City, the birthplace of Chinese porcelain. The current owner and the founder of Chunfeng Xiangyu, Zou Jun, has been working as a porcelain artist for over thirty years.
Born at Jingdezhen City, Zou Jun’s ancestors started their porcelain making business in the early 19th century as a support for the family-owned Chinese medicine shops. Back at that time, the Chinese medicine shops needed large amounts of porcelains as containers for Chinese medicines. In 1992, the Hong Kong tea merchant, Rong Zhi ordered some customized teawares from Zou Jun, marking the starting point of Zou Jun’s career life as a porcelain making master.
The porcelain artists at Chunfeng Xiangyu devoted themselves to both archaizing and also innovating. The founder Zou Jun graduated from Jingdezhen Porcelain Academy, and has a systemic understanding of porcelain designing and making.The designs of Chunfeng Xiangyu archaized porcelains are based on the Late Yuan Dynasty and early Ming Dynasty (14th~15th century) porcelain styles. The shape, brushwork, thickness of the porcelain body, and blue and white color have all undergone repeated trials and comparisons. On this basis, the designs are modified with new techniques and a modernist taste. With great understanding of the history, tradition, and the unique aesthetics of Chinese porcelain, Chunfeng Xiangyu is now the representative of high quality contemporary porcelain art in China.