Peter Ting

While living in China (when working for MADE) I was fortunate to win tickets to TEDX, which took place in Shanghai in 2012. It was an excellent day, with one of the stand out highlights being the presentation by Peter Ting, an award winning Ceramics Designer.

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If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
It would be a 'Fu Chen' (horse tail whisk)

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
I believe that the act of choosing to leave one job to go to another is as much control as I have ever taken.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I eat the whole apple core; pips and all (except the stalk)

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
A display of porcelain in a relatives house in HK I was about 8. The best bit was that he had blue and white in the summer and changed it all to ox blood red for the winter. I always thought that was so chic.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
The wheel. It was a game changer right from the beginning. ( funny! as a potter I chose an object that could be interpreted as another thing, the throwing wheel)