Porcelain pieces revived in young man's hands
2017-11-30 14:51:00

Zhu Guangyuan in his studio (Photo by Wei Xin)

It’s a dream come true when 28-year-old Zhu Guangyuan makes the seemingly useless porcelain pieces shine again in his rented and old house in Andeli Blocks of Yuhua District in Nanjing.

From 10am to 10pm every day, he buries himself in his work, making art crafts with the metals and porcelain pieces. “These pieces, though broken, are kind of antique. They have history behind them. That’s why the customers are drawn to my art crafts,” he said.

It usually takes Zhu nearly two hours to finish one craft. There are a dozen steps in the process. Patience and skills are all indispensable.

Zhu Guangyuan was born to a family of farmers in Pei County, Xuzhou city, Jiangsu province. After two years’ study of jewelry design at a vocational school, he was determined to set up his own business, doing ceramics processing and metalworking in Nanjing.

It’s not what his parents expected. They prefer a job that can bring in a steady income. But this young man was committed to his dream and even went on a hunger strike at home to show his determination.

"I just really like the feeling of accomplishment when these antique things revive in my hands. When they come, they are broken. When they depart, they are intact,” he said.

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Source: jschina.com.cn Author: Wei Xin Editor: Dylan