London Craft Week 2016: Contemporary Chinese Craft Exhibition


Contemporary Chinese Craft is a unique, must-see exhibition featuring both emerging and established Chinese craftsmen, artists and designers, exhibiting together for the first time in the UK. The exquisite craftsmanship on display includes furniture design, embroidery, ceramics and lacquered pieces.

Exhibitors include:

- The Pottery Workshop, Caroline Cheng
The Pottery Workshop (PWS) is a ceramic art education and communication centre established in Hong Kong in 1985. The exhibition includes work from ceramicist, Caroline Cheng alongside other young budding artists.

- July Zhou & J Design
July Zhou is a Beijing-based contemporary Chinese artist who specialises in masterly hand-crafted Lucite furniture inspired by classic Ming dynasty design. July Zhou expresses the beauty of China’s classical Ming furniture style through the use of transparent materials and technology.

- Suzhou Silk Embroidery 
Suzhou Embroidery has some of the oldest existing needlework and was crafted in areas around Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, with a history dating back 2,000 years. A Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage nominee, it is famous for its beautiful patterns, elegant colours, variety of stitches and consummate craftsmanship. Its stitching is meticulously skilful, and its colouration is subtle and refined. Suzhou artists can use more than 40 needlework and 1,000 different types of threads to make embroidery on a piece of cloth, typically with nature and environment themes such as flowers, birds, animals and even gardens.

- Hangzhou West Lake featured crafts by the China Academy of Art

This is a China Design Centre exhibition in association with London Craft Week.