Decorative Beauty of Bionic Ceramic Vessels with Floral Rims

  • Yalin Zhang
  • Miaomiao Wang
  • Yong Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 204)


The paper investigates the decorative beauty of bionic ceramic vessels with floral rims. From the perspective of the shape, the paper reveals that bionic ceramic vessels simulate flowers and plants, reproducing the diversity in the composition of leaves and petals; their modes vary from the whole simulating a part to a part simulating a part; their decorative beauty consists in both their dynamic and their static bionic designs. It will enrich the theory about Chinese ancient ceramic design and provide guidance for the shape design of ceramic products.


Ceramics Vessel with flower rim Shape Bionic design Decorative beauty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Art and DesignWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Sanming UniversitySanmingChina
  3. 3.School of Ceramic ArtJingdezhen Ceramic InstituteJingdezhenChina

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