A NEW IMPERIAL PORCELAIN
Middle Kingdom wares are inspired by a long and distinguished history of design and craftsmanship in Chinese porcelain, but we contribute a fresh and invigorating style to the genre. Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln in 1998 to broaden porcelain traditions for a modern audience. New works of imperial caliber are now available for everyone.
PROCESS AND PRODUCTION
Middle Kingdom’s highly trained artisans work at a modern facility designed in the regional style near the site of the imperial kilns. The apprenticeship tradition established in antiquity lives on at Middle Kingdom. Our work in all aspects of design and manufacture ensures that Middle Kingdom wares are finely crafted and are of the highest quality. We carefully select the finest clays, work with unique glazes and color blends, and design lyrical works that speak to history and modernity.
ARTISTRY AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Our seamless intertwining of design and craftsmanship creates restrained, beautiful works that are collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD. Middle Kingdom has begun to collaborate with European and American artists to create objects of unassailable integrity that invite fresh looks at an ancient craft.