Our ceramics are traditionally made in potteries in Jingdezhen and not mass-produced in factories. Jingdezhen has been making ceramics for over 1000 years - some sources claim almost 2000 years. In the 1300s Jingdezhen was the largest centre of production of Chinese porcelain and during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1643) was controlled by the Emperors to make imperial porcelain for the court and the Emperors to give as gifts.
Although a remote location, Jingdezhen is close to the best quality deposits of “porcelain stone”. It is surrounded by pine forests which provide wood for the kilns. Plus it has a river leading to other water systems flowing north and south, that facilitated easy transport of these fragile wares.