I first saw Ah Xian's work at the entrance to The 2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award. Ah Xian judged the 2008 award, and gave a talk the day after the opening. It was a wonderful insight into the process involved in making his porcelain busts.
I was reminded of Ah Xian when reading an article in Ceramics review about China and the growing number of Western artists utilising China's cheap production runs. Though Ah Xian is taking advantage of China's highly skilled craftsmen to make his pieces.