Nestled in the beautiful mountains near Jingdezhen is Sanbao, a traditional source of porcelain stone. Porcelain stone comes in many types characterized by the local geography. Sanbao stone is primarily used in making porcelain bodies, but it can also be used in glazes.
Worker removing porcelain stone from the Sanbao mine (May 2012)
This wooden tool ensures equally sized porcelain bricks.
Porcelain bricks are air-dried on wooden racks.
A shrine at the mine.
A workshop near the porcelain stone mine specializes in making kiln saggars.