About Catherine

I graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. I am a member of the Hebei Sculpture Research Association and has participated in many urban sculpture projects. I won many awards at domestic and international sculpture exhibitions. While engaged in sculpture works, I was deeply attracted by dough arts, a traditional Chinese folk art.
 

After moving to Hong Kong, I began focusing on the research and creation of dough arts and made breakthroughs in the research and development and preservation of materials. Combining academic sculpting with traditional Chinese dough arts, the combination of Eastern and Western culture brings the dough art to new grounds and keeps pace with the times.
 

My dough art creations have been used in the commercial fields. Organizations worked with include Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Hermes, Amoy Food and history textbook covers.
 

At my dough art workshop, besides Hong Kong, students came from China, Japan, Australia, Canada and other countries. The dough art has been applied in various professional fields and has injected new life into this ancient art form.
 

I held solo exhibitions at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Times Square, Hong Kong MTR and other landmarks.  My works are highly praised and well-received by the public.  The publication of five books on dough arts pioneered the systematic teaching of dough art in Hong Kong and China.
 

In 2006, I participated in the 3rd China (Tianjin) Folk Art Exposition and was awarded the title of “Industrial Artist” by UNESCO.  In the same year, I joined the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association and the World Folk Literature and Art Association. In 2007, I won the first prize of the first World (Asia-Pacific region) Folk Artist: Golden Eagle Lifetime Achievement Honor Award.  In 2009, I competed at the New York State Fair (Fine Arts) Competition and won the Best of Show award.
 

Over the years, I have been widely interviewed and reported by various media and is hailed as "One of Ten Hong Kong's Magic Hands", “The Talented Lady of Zhao Capital” and is one of thirty-eight people chosen to be included in the "Hong Kong Spirits" book.

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