Recognized as an outstanding new talent at the China ceramics academy,
and honored as a member of the Yixing Zi Sha Guild.
Tan Jun was born in 1986 and began to study Yixing craft in 2003, working ceaselessly to improve his skills. He immediately excelled at mastering form, showing control and skill at bringing a unique aesthetic to his work. Tan Jun is interested in carrying on the traditional craft while bringing his own ideas to the tradition. With a deep grounding in traditional yixing skills, and a refined technique, Tan Jun’s work is solid, his lines and forms smooth, proportions harmonious, balancing an old-school appeal and a new style of his own. His work is both reserved and full of energy, garnering high praise from his contemporaries, receiving medals at expos and competitions across Yixing.