An Xuchen is a ceramic artist and sculptor from Jingdezhen, China, known as China’s capital of ceramics. Despite growing up in the heartland of ceramic production, An didn't initially have a strong interest in ceramics. His fascination with history from a young age led him to rediscover ceramics during his undergraduate studies, as he saw it as a material with symbolic meaning and historical significance. Consequently, he began integrating ceramics with history and culture, forming his own unique style. An is graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2023.
An’s work combines reflections on modern Chinese social culture and phenomena. He employs a distinctive method of using flowing water to erode clay, resulting in the destruction of the material and creating his unique metaphorical approach.