Middle Kingdom wares are inspired by a long and distinguished history of design and craftsmanship in Chinese porcelain, but we contribute a fresh and invigorating style to the genre. Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln in 1998 to revive and broaden Chinese porcelain traditions for a modern audience. New works of imperial caliber are now available for everyone.
Middle Kingdom’s highly trained artisans work at a modern facility designed in the regional style near the site of the imperial kilns. The apprenticeship tradition established in antiquity lives on at Middle Kingdom, in much the same way it has for hundreds of years. Our work in all aspects of design and manufacture ensures that Middle Kingdom wares are finely crafted and are of the highest quality. We carefully select the finest clays, work with unique glazes and color blends, and design lyrical works that speak to history and modernity. Our seamless intertwining of design and craftsmanship creates restrained, beautiful works that gain a page in the long story of our chosen medium – earth.