Chinese Lacquer with Tiantian Guo
For the first time The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts are offering the opportunity to learn traditional Chinese lacquer painting techniques. Tiantian Guo, an independent artist who teaches lacquer art at Hubei Institute of Art in China, will come from China to teach two different decorative techniques: Biantu and Moliu.
Biantu technique uses multiple layers of coloured lacquer, and gold and silver foil. You will learn all the stages of this craft to create your own design by polishing to reveal the final image.
Using the Moliu technique, you will learn to apply a diluted, coloured lacquer onto a black polished ground to create a decorative “ink-flow” effect.
This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, which aims to develop Asian arts courses at The School.
Tiantian Guo is an independent artist and a lecturer of lacquer art at Hubei Institute of Fine Art (HIFA) in China. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree from China Academy of Art and studied under renowned lacquer master Mingxiu Tang. She is interested in both inheriting and transforming the traditional art forms in a contemporary context. She has lacquer works in different art forms: painting, sculpture and installation. Her lacquer art works focus on the abstract forms and the texture and contrast of the materials. Since 2008, her works have been exhibited in numerous domestic and international exhibitions.