Caroline Cheng
Artist Biography:
Caroline Cheng is an artist and curator, whose promotion of Chinese ceramic arts over decades has earned her renown in China and throughout the world.
As an artist, Caroline has held solo exhibitions in Sotheby's Hong Kong (2013) and New York (2015). Her work has been collected by the British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, San Francisco Asian Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Cheng has received prizes for her work in the Keramiak Museum in Westerwald, Germany (2010) and the Clay and Glass Film Festival in Montpellier France (2010). She won a Mino International Ceramic Award 2017, the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the American National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2014, and the Japan Good Design Award for Community Development in 2020.
Caroline is the owner of the Pottery Workshop in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jingdezhen and Dali. Its mission is to educate and promote the art of handmade ceramics. She is also the co-founder of Yi Design, and is currently working on research of recycled ceramic waste as building material.
Creative Concept:

72 Steps is a video filmed and produced by Caroline Cheng in appreciation of the skilled craftsmen in ceramic production.

It begins with people processing and preparing the clay for production. Then come the porters, makers, mold makers, painters, glazers, kiln masters, packaging people, and many others with specialized skills. There is a saying in Jingdezhen: "It takes 72 different craftsmen to make one perfect pot."