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Ancient porcelain arts thrive again in a Chinese river town

Young people are moving to study in Jingdezhen, hoping to profit from greater porcelain demand due to the middle-class boom of recent decades

A staff member at the Pottery Workshop (above), an education centre opened in 2005 by the sculptors Caroline Cheng and Takeshi Yasuda that has become a magnet for jingpiao, or Jingdezhen drifters.

A pottery district in Jingdezhen (above).

Jingdezhen, China

FOR centuries, the most coveted china from China came out of Jingdezhen's workshops - fashioned from clay made smooth by trained hands, fired in kilns and then transported across the world.

The works graced the courts of the Persians, Mongols and French. Some...

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