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LI Chuanyi 李釧毅 was born in Chaozhou, China and raised in Hong Kong. She obtained her bachelor degree from the Department of Lacquer, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2019 and moved to Beijing in 2020. In 2021, Li Chuanyi established “Ringroad” studio in Beijing to promote lacquer art that adds depth to our lives. Her vision is to vitalise lacquer art, and empower traditional craftsmanship with design. The lacquer box series is her reflection on lacquer making and everyday utensils. In the process she explores traditional craftsmanship through design that stimulates new ideas, and produces unconventional effects.

A Pair of Lacquer-wood Coffee Cups By LI Chuanyi

  • The oldest lacquerware discovered dates back to the Warring States period (403-221 B.C.). the craft has been transferred to Japan, Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The value of a piece of lacquerware only begins with the materials used to make it. A high quality piece of lacquerware requires the skills of several different elements: lacquer, layers, core materials, decoration, colours, design and process.

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