It’s a past time of mine to occassionally go through the blogs and see what else is out there. Some great writing, fabulous pictures and information about things you knew nothing about! Imagine my delight then when I stumbled across Caribbean Living and found a writer talking about Oriental furniture! Wonderful.
Here at Qing Art, we send furniture all over the world, work for interior designers in helping their clients style a room and have a whole range of items not found on the website. Screens being one of them. Currently we have two beautiful wooden carved screens in the showroom and Yue, with more on the way in Autumn.
Remember, if there is ever anything you are interested in, but don’t see, please contact us and see if we can help. Or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more pictures and information.
Jane Horrocks stars in ‘Sandra’s Story’ as part of Domonic Savage’s beautiful portrail of the complicated lives of individuals in Margate. Filmed in Papillion Interiors, this particular episode features furniture from Yue, note the Green Beijing Cabinet and Red Shelving Units, as well as throws fron De Xian and work from Li.
One of the questions we get asked the most is, ‘Who makes the Tang Dynasty ceramic horses (that we feature on the website) and how can we buy one?’
As many of you know, Li is our ceramicist and all of our vases, stools, urns and more are made by him and his apprentices. As are the beautiful replica horses. Created in the style of the Tang Dynasty mould, these horses are hand made and painted individually with the same slip that was used back then. Fired in a wood burning kiln they are then left with all the markings of the firing still in place.
It is not often that we can get these, but we’re really pleased to say that currently we have three of Li’s work in the showroom. One larger horse, unglazed with two smaller glazed pieces in a different Tang Dynasty pottery style. Please contact us 01843 299055 email@example.com, if you are interested in these pieces, we expect to see them trotting out the door rather soon!
Hand thrown ceramic urns with lids by Li, in pale grey and slate blue.
Qing Art’s showroom is located in the beautiful Georgian Old Town of Margate. A stones throw from the new Turner Contemporary Gallery, this little quarter hosts a vibrant area full of galleries, independent shops and cafes. A perfect place to showcase our designers and artists, with their hand made work and limited edition pieces.
Where the website is the perfect place to promote the gorgeous furniture from Yue, lighting from Chen and soft furnishings from De Xian, here in the showroom we can also offer a better range of smaller items. Tian, our jewellery designer’s work is exquisite, with her stone, wood and hand blown glass collection of beads and necklaces. Li’s ceramics too, with a variety of vases and ceramic stools for the garden. However, not everything Li does is small and these stunning urns with lids are just an example of what treasures wait for you if you have a chance to pop in.
All this and more, make a day of it, visit the gallery, pop in to a great cafe and have a coffee, then make your way to us and let us show you the bits you can’t always get to see online!
Pictures by Pooma Photography of Li and his team on the production of Qing Art’s beauifully hand made contemporary furniture. Working in oak, all our furniture is made to the highest quality with art and form in mind.
Remembrance Day, was indeed a special day in Margate as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip came to honour ex-servicemen and view the regeneration in Margate Old Town. Anne-Marie Nixey, Director of Qing Art was delighted to be chosen to meet Her Majesty as one of the people that had helped put Margate Old Town on the map and work with others to bring this heritage area to its current glory.
After a short visit to a couple of the shops the Royal Party then visited the newly opened Turner Contemporary Gallery and spoke to the team there that have made a fantastic contribution to the town.