Works Exhibition of Metalworking Course of the Department of Art and Crafts of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University


On the afternoon of October 25, 2017, the “Beginners’ Handcrafts” works exhibition of the 2015 Class of Metalworking Course of the Department of Art and Crafts was held. The exhibition was planned and arranged by nine undergraduates, featuring the works they designed and produced in the Metalworking Course under the guidance of teachers such as Wang Xiaoxin, associate professor of the Department of Arts and Crafts, Maeda Hirotomo, associate professor of the Tokyo University of Arts in Japan, and Wang Huazao, inheritor of the traditional silver and bronze wares in Heqing, Yunnan Province. The exhibition involved different art forms such as relief, wares and color painting, and included craft techniques such as forging, hammering, cut image inlaying, line inlaying, pattern weaving with gold thread and patinating, to demonstrate rich themes, diverse styles and distinctive characteristics.


Since its establishment, the Metal Art Major of the Department of Art and Crafts of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University has adhered to the educational philosophy of “focusing on both theory and practice, and paying attention to both tradition and practice”. It emphasizes the importance of starting from craft practices and cultivates students’ abilities to combine mind and hand, observe life, and to create and design.


Professor Maeda Hirotomo Teaches Details of the Work


Photo of Associate Dean Zhang Gan (5th from the right) and Professor Maeda Hirotomo (4th from the left) with Students and Faculties


Group Photo at the Opening Ceremony


Site of the Exhibition

Process of Study


Professor Maeda Hirotomo Teaches the Gold Engraving Inlaying Technique


Students’ Craft Practice


Production Process of the Inlaying Craft


Master Wang Huazao Demonstrates the Craft Process


Wang Huazao Teaches Details of the Work


In-depth Practice of Folk Crafts


Group Photo on the Class of Professor Maeda Hirotomo


Professor Maeda Hirotomo Teaches the Color Boiling Craft


Group Photo in the Studio of Mater Wang Huazao


Students’ Works

Work by Piao Xuanying (Inlaying)


Work by Piao Xuanying (Forged Ware)


Work by Piao Xuanying (Forged Ware) 


Work by Liu Jiahao (Inlaying)


Work by Liu Jiahao, (Forged Relief)


Work by Liu Jiahao, (Forged Bronze Ware)


Work by Jiang Zhuo (Image Inlaying)


Work by Jiang Zhuo (Forged Ware)


Work by Jiang Zhuo (Forged Relief)


Work by Zhang Wenhe (Inlaying)


Work by Zhang Wenhe (Forged Ware)


Work by Zhang Wenhe (Forged Relief)


Work by Yang Xueqian (Image Inlaying)


Work by Yang Xueqian (Forged Ware)


Work by Yang Xueqian (Forged Relief)


Work by Yang Songlei (Image Inlaying)


Work by Yang Songlei (Metal Insect)


Work by Yang Songlei (Forged Ware)


Work by Yang Fan (Image Inlaying)


Work by Yang Fan (Forged Ware)


Work by Yang Fan (Forged Relief)


Work by Xu Yue (Image Inlaying)


Work by Xu Yue (Metal Insect)


Work by Xu Yue (Forged Relief)


Work by Wang Jingying (Image Inlaying)


Work by Wang Jingying (Metal Insect)


Work by Wang Jingying (Forged Relief)

 (Pictures and Texts by Department of Art and Crafts)