Arjan van Dal's functional ware is inspired by 12th to 17th Century Jingdezhen monochrome porcelain and modernist design. Arjan's inspiration is taken from the vibrant colours of ancient Chinese monochrome porcelain used at the emperor's court. The colours, given a contemporary hue, are manually worked in the clay body. Every piece is thrown on the potter's wheel. Subtle details uncover the maker's marks, each piece unique. His main focus is on producing work that, through simplicity of form, and austere handling of material, communicates honesty with a refined touch.