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Jan

8

Ceramic Tiles

By Ceramic Design



Ceramic tiles have gradually developed through whole flooring industry. These tiles are extensively used as flooring material nowadays. These have certain excellent properties given below.

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•Strength:
Ceramic floors are extremely strong. They have a breaking strength of about 350-400 kg/cm2.
•Stain free:
Ceramic floors are easiest to clean. They are stain free. They are acid and alkali resistant.
•Scratch resistance:
These tiles have a very high scratch resistance and their hardness is about 6-7 on Moh’s scale (A measure of a mineral hardness and its resistance to scratching).
•Light weight:
Ceramic floors are just 7.5mm thick. This requires a thinner floor sheet than that of mosaic/marble flooring. Read more »

Feb

8

Tang Sancai burial wares

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Sancai means three-colours. However, the colours of the glazes used to decorate the wares of the Tang dynasty were not limited to three in number. In the West, Tang sancai wares were sometimes referred to as egg-and-spinach by dealers for the use of green, yellow and white. Though the latter of the two colours might be more properly described as amber and off-white / cream.

Sancai wares were northern wares made using white and buff-firing secondary kaolins and fire clays. At kiln sites located at Tongchuan, Neiqui county in Hebei and Gongxian in Henan, the clays used for burial wares were similar to those used by Tang potters. The burial wares were fired at a lower temperature than contemporaneous whitewares. Burial wares, such as the well-known representations of camels and horses, were cast in sections, in moulds with the parts luted together using clay slip. In some cases, a degree of individuality was imparted to the assembled figurines by hand-carving.

Dec

31

Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair charms visitors

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China Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair 2011 has opened in the porcelain harbor of Jingdezhen, in the Eastern China’s Jiangxi province.

China Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair 2011 has opened in the porcelain harbor of Jingdezhen, in the Eastern China’s Jiangxi province.

Dec

31

Jingdezhen ceramics design company opened the first professional

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May 29, is located in Jingdezhen City, Tao Yuan Fan Sheng Jingyu opposite the old campus was founded ceramic design. The focus in Ceramics design enterprises to the city’s first appearance in the national identity is also an unusual debut, filling gaps in professional ceramic design company, domestic ceramics industry to promote the development, promotion of higher education Ceramic Design The combination of ceramic production and provided technical support and human resources guarantee. City leaders and other distinguished guests and many Huangkang Ming ceramics industry attend.

Cheng, chairman of the company’s long hair told reporters on the current status of the ceramic industry as a whole look, pay attention to brand building, design-driven ceramic enterprises are rare. Many companies need to design talent, but less importance to explore and develop design talent, more reluctant to pay more for outstanding design talents costs, and the products cause serious homogenization phenomenon not ? long-term development of the Xing Ye. In this context the company came into being, efforts to promote industrial upgrading and leap-forward development, Jingdezhen ceramics industry bigger and stronger and make due contributions.

Apr

18

Anthologhia ceramic mosaic

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Ceramic mosaic. Anthologhias’s colours - single pressure-firing line- have the characteristic to be available in different tonalities, allowing the realization of a pleasant slightly waved mosaic. Mosaic inserts come together with rectangular formats. The result is a surface of contemporary taste showing a linear fusion of art and technique, game and rigour. A great number of mixtures of colors are avaialble. The whole collection features and easy and safe cleaning, with a double layer glazing, which makes it fit for any type of application.  Anthologhia mosaic line is completed by special pieces and finishes.

Nov

1

Hayley Toplass Ceramic Design

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Hayley Toplass BA(Hons) Ceramic Design

I see myself as a surface designer, who works with whiteware. I generate a range of designs from observational drawings of florals, using various mediums, mainly inks and mono prints. I then apply these using layers of print and pattern.

Nov

1

Faye Beech Ceramic Design

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Faye Beech BA(Hons) Ceramic Design

I see myself as a non-functional maker who works with ceramics. My work Is based around boat funnels. The forms are decorated using different coloured slips and some of the forms have been smoke fired.

Jul

12

Ceramic Design

By Ceramic Design



Earth, water, fire, air…art from the elements of nature.

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The translucent glaze on forms of clay and the color and character of glass brought together by hands and firing, feed the mind and soul.

Our ceramic majors develop throwing and hand-built methods of working with clay.  The direction each student’s form takes can evolve to become sculptural, functional,  or architectural.  Experimentation with form and surface is encouraged from the start so our students understand how, together, these attributes produce an art object.  Students can finish their objects in a variety of surface treatments, experiment with numerous firing temperatures, and incorporate other materials such as metal, wood, and glass into their constructions.

Our studio is equipped with electric and gas kilns, electric wheels, a kick wheel, and hand building equipment.  There are also separate spaces for the kilns, clay preperation, and glaze mixing.  Adjacent to the ceramic studio is our glass studio containing fusing and slumping kilns, an electric glass casting kiln, an annealing kiln, a diamond band saw and a glass polisher.

Students in both studios experience creative challenges designed to expand and develop their artistic abilities

Get started and enjoy!

May

29

Ceramic crisis countries in the world’s a mixed reaction to

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The 16th World Ceramic Forum held recently in China Taiwan to participate in the forum are China (including Taiwan), Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Japan, the United States and other ceramic tile producers, representatives of almost occupied Ceramic production in the world as a whole 80% of the share. Delegates to explore the theme of the Forum include the world’s consumption and production and consumption trends, the impact of financial crisis for the ceramics industry.
In 2008, the world’s ceramic tile production rose to 8.5 billion square meters, annual production is expected to 2009, and 2008 unchanged. Ceramic tile consumption in the Asian region to maintain a good upward trend, while Europe, Japan and the United States of these the world’s top 10 economies from 2008 began a gradual downward trend in consumption of ceramic tiles. As the impact of financial crisis, this year declines in sales of ceramic tile in some countries as much as 20% ~ 50%. So far, China, Brazil, Italy and Spain have always dominated the world’s ceramic tile production in the first few big countries. Representatives of other countries and regions as well as data reporting point of view, the situation in China a single good, Italy, Spain, more powerful industry hit the United States is full of future market expectations.

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China is entering the recovery status of the whole industry
Forum Chinese government increased domestic demand and China’s vast rural market pull, the Chinese construction industry in a crisis for the nation’s adjustment and upgrading, the annual output of more than 6 billion square meters, exports only 670 million square meters, 88% of the domestic market, imports market share of 0.06%, the product price has risen too.
Product structure, the ceramic tile 64%, interior glazed tiles 25, 7% of stoneware tiles, stoneware and fine stoneware tiles 4%, the low-end products accounted for more than 80%; first half of 2009, the whole industry into the “revival” state, national industrial transfer and distribution once again started; decline in exports and domestic sales increase; production costs decreased, corporate profits fell in the morning and synchronization; the whole industry, basically through the most difficult times in March and gradually into the recovery phase began.
Of energy, industry, annual consumption of about 150 million tons of mineral raw materials, basic local materials, the Chinese government energy-saving emission reduction policies and export taxes reduced to 8% of the policies to help Chinese enterprises to ride out the storm played a role, the Chinese government promulgated a series of environmental policy, so that China Building Ceramic Industry more concerned about environmental and social responsibility.

India is projected 7% growth in the
While India affected by economic crisis, 24% of the factories to stop the kiln, the number of unemployed reached 40000, but has maintained GDP growth of India, India housing industries and pillar industries, IT has continued to maintain growth, future The Government plans to increase by about 2,000 million units of housing construction. Ceramic tile production increased by 20% last year to reach 390 million square meters. At present, India’s per capita consumption of ceramic tiles from 0.36 square meters, there is still much room for development. Marketing point of view, yield 70% reliance on the domestic market. In the output of which accounted for 43% of tiles and other floor tiles accounted for 40 percent and imports 2,450 million square meters, export 1,400 million square meters. 2008 sales of view, the international market increased by 11%, imports increased 24%. This year, the domestic market is estimated that 7% growth.

German sales profits encountered unprecedented difficulties
On the whole German tile production is shrinking year by year, last year remained at 6,500 million square meters. In 2009 has dropped by 17 ~ 20%, sales profits were encountered unprecedented difficulties.

Italy is expected to reach 22 percent decline in output this year
Over the past two years by the Italian Federation of the continuous integration into the ceramics related to many of the chapters have joined together to form a more powerful system for face-degree ceramic industry economic crisis. In respect of the current domestic form, is expected to Italy this year, production decreased by about 22% to reduce the roughly 4,000 million square meters, sales are expected to decline to about 18% of approximately equivalent to 4 billion euros. In terms of investment decreased 8% to about 7,500 million euros, but the contrast from the turnover and sales terms, the investment rate was maintained at a proportion of the past. Probably accounted for about 15% of sales. From overseas exports, the Italian or to maintain the highest average price, with an average of 10 euros per square meter of ceramic tiles, while ranking second in Spain is 8 euros, while the output of superpower China 4 euros. From the demand perspective, the Italian market fundamentals remain unchanged, because the Italian people would prefer to use ceramic products.

Spanish ceramic tile industry output will decline every year 2009 is expected to be even more severe situation, the situation is even worse than in 2008. Spanish industry is now facing a double crisis: the financial crisis and the Spanish real estate market surplus. At present, the ceramic tile industry, the number of unemployed persons is probably around 8,000, the output will decrease under the 2009 and 2007 to do more, the output decreased by 55%, sales decreased by 37%. Apparent decline in domestic demand due to the market, imports also declined. As the impact of financial crisis, exports were restricted, while the exchange rate issue also affected the export sector.

Indonesia’s exports in recent years, the domestic political situation in Indonesia is very
economy has stabilized, the cabinet selection completed this year. Brick’s production of 3.5 million square meters, there are 250 million daily-use porcelain, sanitary ware 4.5 million, the entire output value 800 million U.S. dollars. Main export countries are the United States, Australia and Europe, these three countries. However, due to the economic crisis, which three countries are both affected by more serious, neighboring countries, an annual output of 1,900 million square meters, Malaysia, Thailand, 6,300 million square meters, Vietnam and Indonesia, has remained flat, so not very recent years, the export boom.

Brazil had to rely on the domestic market
from the Brazilian point of view, a decrease of 8 percent of employees, production, a decrease of 11%. Brazil’s domestic market demand increased by 7%, 13% reduction in overseas markets. Brazil’s main export countries are the United States ceramic tile, but sales fell 63% last year, while exports to Latin American countries such as the products also reduced a lot. Imports increased by 23%, and in this 23%, almost all imports come from Chinese products. 3.9 square meters per capita consumption of ceramic tiles, the ceramic industry from the Brazilian point of view, or to rely on the domestic market.

The United States has gone through the most difficult times
The U.S. market has been the most difficult times, from the first half of 2009 data, the tile consumption of 650 million square feet, and only half of the same period in 2008, and now is picking up. Now the housing market began to rebound in October compared with second-hand housing ring up 10.1%, sales of 6.1 million units, real estate, generally as a leading indicator of building materials, from this point of view, is more optimistic about the future market. The U.S. market mainly depend on imports. From the global production trends, to 07-08 from all major producing countries, the changes in ceramic tile or less is expected in 2009 will continue in 2008 the situation will not have too many changes. Over the past year, in terms of the global ceramic tile industry is the most difficult one, even though production on the rise, but the profits of an enterprise is on the decline, in addition to China, Brazil, Vietnam and a few other domestic sales growth, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, the United States, tile sharp decline in consumption, and will have an impact on the future.

Sep

10

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute Open for International Applicants Online

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 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has opened to international applicants on China’s largest online admission platform: CHIWEST  this week. To go in line with MOE’s guideline-“China education towards the world”, more than 95 universities have joined in Chiwest online application system and opened to the overseas applicants from all over the world. The applicants can apply online through the new platform and enjoy the convenience of one-stop services and real-time application online tracking system.

 

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online admission platform: CHIWEST
  Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute

  Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China’s only institutions of higher ceramic learning, was founded in 1958 in a Millennium Town Jingdezhen.  It is one of the thirty-one national universities which has the authority to offer art bachelor degrees and is one of the ninety-four universities that has the authority to offer Chinese Government scholarship to international masters and bachelors.  Nowadays, the institute consists of eleven sub-ordinary schools and departments: School of Material Science and Engineering, School of Art & Design, School of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, School of Business Administration, School of Information Engineering, Department of Thermal Engineering, Department of Foreign Language, Department of Social Science and Physical Education Department, adult education school and a sub-institute — Science & Technology and Art Institute.  At present, the institute has 32 undergraduate programs, 23 postgraduate programs. The institute focuses on regular college courses, and it’s entitled to master degrees, high professional education and international students’ education.

 

  The institute is a professional, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary higher education institute for ceramics, devoting mainly in ceramic science as well as science, liberal arts, business administration, economics, natural science, education and law.  The institute is now well-known in the national and international ceramic, natural science, the national and international ceramic area as important teaching, researching and culture exchanging base in the ceramic art design and ceramic engineering area.

  The institute always attaches great importance to international exchange and co-operations, and has established friendly cooperation relationship with over twenty colleges in U.S.A, French, Japan, South Korea, England, Canada, Finland, Norway and many professional associations such as IAC, ECS, NECECA, ACS, JCS, KCS,. And it had already enrolled more than thousand international students from Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa since 1958 when the institute was established.

  Through the convenient online application service offered by CHIWEST, the institute is expecting to provide a hassle free application service and pass this precious heritage to everyone around the world.