Meet an inheritor of Jiangzhou Tixi lacquerware - Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer craftsman He Pengfei
Wednesday, November 16 2022 Peppaca Team
Pengfei He is a provincial-level inheritor of China's intangible cultural heritage. He is a director of Jiangzhou Lacquer Research Institute Craftsman at Huanghe Cloud Carving Crafts Factory.
Born in 1986, Pengfei learned the handicraft from his father - Junming He, the only national inheritor of Jiangzhou Tixi. He developed a strong interest in lacquer art at an early age. He firmly chose the path of traditional handicraft and started his career in lacquer art. After his education at the modern academy of Fine arts, he continued to study the production of Jiangzhou lacquer skills with his father. He learned all skills of ancient lacquer production, such as lacquer-stewing, painting, carving, and polishing. His works have been exhibited at home and abroad several times and collected by many domestic and foreign art museums.
JiangZhou Tixi is known as the royal treasure of lacquerware because of its unique working procedure and exquisite craftsmanship. In 2011, it was listed as a National-level intangible cultural heritage.
This type of lacquerware is called “Tixi” (literally, “rhinoceros horn”) because the side of its pattern blade reveals varied color lacquer layers, which are very similar to the cross-section of the rhinoceros horn. This kind of unique effect is brilliant, smooth, and vivid, having the adornment effect that abounds change more than pure color carving lacquer.
For Pengfei’s full story and his exquisite lacquer designs, please head to his Peppaca Professional Store Jiangzhoutixi