Huang Zhiwei
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Mr. Huang Zhiwei is a ceramic sculptor, a master of Chinese arts and crafts, a master of Chinese ceramic art, a senior craftsman, and vice president of Art Ceramics Branch of China Arts and Crafts Association. Graduated from the sculpture department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Huang began to work as a ceramic artist in Shiwan, Foshan City in 1983, and founded the Guangdong Province Foshan Huang Zhiwei Culture and Art Research Institute. In 2019, he was awarded the “Contribution Award of Chinese Ceramic Culture Inheritance and Promotion”. His ceramic technique “line shaping” obtains the national invention patent certificate. More than 10 pieces of works such as Detachment have won 19 national level gold awards respectively, and some of them have been rated as national treasures and collected by many museums at home and abroad, such as the National Museum of China, the China National Arts and Crafts Museum, and the Art Museum of Louisiana State University in the United States, which was also reported by CCTV news channel under the title of Inheriting the tradition and deducing the new legend of ceramic sculpture.


His works have been selected by:

Ceramic art exhibitions in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of China;

The 43rd Exhibition of Academic Exchange Works of International Ceramics Congress of the UNESCO International Academy of Ceramics;

2016 China-Latin America Cultural Exchange Year of the Ministry of Culture, “Crossing Mountains and Seas with linked mind — Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition”;

The 1st Chinese Ceramic Art Exhibition in 2003;

The 1st China Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition hosted by the Chinese Artists Association;

Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition of China Artists Association Ceramic Art Committee in 2007, 2012 and 2018;

Chinese Contemporary Arts and Crafts Biennale and Chinese Craftsmanship Exhibition in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2018 sponsored by China Academy of Arts;

In 2020, Idle Lao Zi, Talking to the Wise and Tenderness were selected for the 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium and collected by Changchun International Ceramics Gallery.



Idle Lao Zi


Size: 35x38x30 cm         Material: pottery       

Forming and firing processdesigned and shaped by hands, firing the slipware at 1200 degrees


Design Concept: this work is an organic combination of the reproducibility of art and the core of Chinese artistic spirit – naturalism. Lao Zi, the author of Tao Te Ching, is regarded as the founder of Taoism. Through the shaping of his carefree and contented manner, it showed that the thought of “Tao follows nature” and the spiritual world of quietness and inaction were integrated with heaven and earth, which revealed the close connection between nature and the way of nature and makes heaven and man unite as one. The shape of the work is free and easy, and the lines of the clothes are flowing in a “line shaping”, which stretches smoothly and vividly. The unglazed cloth in the work highlights the simplicity and profundity of the character, returning to the state of nature. This work has won national gold award and been rated as a national treasure, which has also been collected by China National Arts and Crafts Museum.


Talking to the Wise


Size: 23x31x12 cm         Material: pottery       

Forming and firing processdesigned and shaped by hands, firing the slipware at 1200 degrees


Design Concept: Socrates pointed to the sky and said that the situation is unpredictable, that is to say, everything is impermanent, and eternity can only be found from itself. The world is granted by God, so people should abide by ethics. Confucius has long said that as man is between heaven and earth, so he should practice benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and faith to build a harmonious society. The law of nature is no more than Yin and Yang, back to Yin and face to Yang. You are in me, and I am in you, endlessly and all over again. Through the creation of the dialogue between the two wise men in the East and the West, it indicates the integration of two human civilizations, which is the general direction of future social development.




Size: 30x70x28 cm         Material: pottery       

Forming and firing processdesigned and shaped by hands, firing the slipware at 1200 degrees


Design Concept: using plain clay combined with innovative “line shaping” technique, this work displays the elegant and beautiful shape of a girl. From its simplicity we can feel the delicateness. It also expresses the girl’s serene, graceful, solemn and not frivolous temperament.

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