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Peter Ting on Blanc de Chine.

Material Matters with Grant Gibson

Peter Ting is a ceramic designer, art director and the co-founder of gallery Ting-Ying. In this episode he talks about his life-long relationship with Blanc de Chine, to coincide with a new installation on the material that opened at London’s V&A Museum in 2019. And it transpires he has quite a bit more to say too. We discuss growing up in Hong Kong and moving to an English public school at the age of 16; how he discovered clay in the first instance and why he decided to work in Stoke-on-Trent. Not only that but he explains the craft behind manufacturing and how you can ‘hear’ if a factory is working efficiently. Arguably most importantly, he discusses identity and an epiphany he had at a crossroads in Shanghai that led him to re-discover his Chinese heritage. Also did you know that his father used to be Bruce Lee’s dentist?You can discover more about Peter and his work here: peterting.com and Ting-Ying can be found here: ting-ying.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/materialmatters?fan_landing=true)

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11 Sep 2019