Chen Xiangsong hails from Fujian province in China. He's not only one of the first masters of the Jian ware making art in the Nanping city, but also one of the best contemporary exponents in the craft in the Fujian province. Chen's story of becoming a world-renowned master of Jian ware is an amazing one.
All through his childhood, he'd heard the awe-inspiring tales about the black glazed porcelain from his sister. The stories about the Jian ware making during the Song dynasty enthralled him. The idea to learn more about this dying art got seeded in him at an early age. The historic culture of Jianye charmed him so much that he decided to make a building.