The Ming Dynasty existed from 1368 – 1644 and during this time the Imperial porcelain factory was established in Jingdezhen, China. Dishes were manufactured for use in the imperial court and were marked by the reign mark of the emperor himself.
During this time special decorative innovations were made and the famous blue underglaze was used. The Ming period exported porcelain around the world on an unprecedented scale. Aside from supplying porcelain for domestic use, the kilns at Jingdezhen became the main production centre for large-scale porcelain exports to Europe.
The style of Ming Dynasty vases remains popular throughout the world today.
We were inspired by fall gardens and included the plant, Chinese Lanterns in our still life. Students were very creative when decorating their Ming Vases.