Tian is a studio potter, diver and mad nature lover. She was born and grew up in China and moved to Melbourne, Australia when she was 25 years old as a postgraduate student in Landscape Architecture. Tian knew nothing about clay and glaze until she accidentally booked a wheel throwing hobby class in 2014 and from then on she has been learning, practicing and expanding her ceramic craftsmanship. To her it is like swimming in oceans with sharks around.
Tians lust for perfection determines the high quality of her work. She uses the finest Australian porcelain and stoneware clays with exceptional studio developed glazes. The incorporation of shapes and glazes is the pathway she has chosen to express the inspiration of the beauty of nature, sealife, plants, landscape and ancient visions.
Tian continually searches and maximises the distinctive attractions of handmade ceramic functionware as opposed to mass production. She “seeds” the personality of a pot in the early throwing stages and matures it through until it becomes an independent soul. Asymmetrical shapes, waving rims, comfortable handles, spirals and free hand glazing: these are the hot tools in Tian’s toolbox.