One of Li’s most famous projects was his 2010 collaboration with Lacoste, for its Holiday Collector Series.Here, he used shattered pieces of some custom-made porcelain bowls with hand-painted versions of the French fashion label’s crocodile logo.
Start of the Spode business to 1833: the company was known as Spode.
Pieces were not always marked and sometimes just a pattern number appears and no Spode name at all.
INTRODUCTION One of the most common finds on the Thames foreshore are broken bits of clay and pottery sherds, catchy to the eye,there for us to see and pick up.
Thousands of colourful, uneven remnants of cooking pots, drinking vessels, serving dishes, plates, beakers, jugs, storage jars, and other miscellanous items of the past Londoner ‘s daily life now lie anonymously on the banks of the Thames.
For the limited edition printed polo, he chose blue and white shards with lotus and children designs from the Kangxi Period (1662 - 1772 AD) of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD).
The lotus grows from mud underwater to emerge as a flower, symbolising purity and rebirth.Images of babies represent fertility, as during that period the high infant mortality rate meant that people decorated ceramics with babies hoping they would be blessed with children.This particular type of folk ceramics reflected the Imperial taste at that time and was only used by the upper classes, as techinically the painted blue background on a white base that delineated the figures was more complex to produce.Xiaofeng shaped and polished the shards as usual, but instead of drilling holes and linking them with wire he photographed each (251 for the men’s polo and 304 for the women’s) and placed them one by one in a life-size digital pattern of the polo’s front, back and sleeves.He chose a dark blue ribbing for the collar and sleeves on the men’s polo and a light blue for women.For the past decade, he’s been using porcelain shards recovered from archaeological sites dating back as far as Song dynasty (960-1279) to create showpieces and costumes, including suits, shirts, ties and women’s dresses.