Modern ceramics is relative to traditional pottery and porcelain, which is a visual art. Artists use ceramics as the carrier to create, expressing the relationship between people, people and society, people and nature in modern society. It is an artistic form for ceramists to deliver their thoughts and affections.
Modern ceramic art originated in the United States in the 1950s; in the 1960s and 1970s, it was introduced into Europe and America; subsequently it came to China in the 1980s and 1990s. The biggest characteristic of modern ceramics is that it has got rid of the shackles of “containers” on works, which has made it go beyond the narrow category of “arts and crafts”, and combined with mainstream art creations such as painting and sculpture, thereby changing and enriching the traditional ceramic art theory. For ceramists, they have added ceramics, a material with eternal nature, to their artistic creation for unique cultural display and value criticism.
Modern ceramics is of world nature and is an expression of urban construction, culture and people’s lives and pursuits; ceramic works play an irreplaceable role in beautifying urban environment, improving urban taste and enriching people’s cultural life.