by Kate Suters in Cool Travel on Saturday 8 September 2007

On a recent trip to China, I visited the province of Jing De Zhen (about seven hours southwest of Shanghai), where they have been hand turning and hand painting porcelain pieces since the Ming Dynasty. Known as the Ceramic Capital of the World because of its highly graded porcelain and the skill and patience that each ceramist possesses, this is a wonderful example of traditional artistic expression in Chinese culture. [photo by Kate Suters]