Artist-at-Work: Chinese Dough Figurines with Rena Wei

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Chinese dough figurines were written down as early as the Han Dynasty(2000 years ago). It uses flour, glutinous rice flour as the main raw materials, and other ingredients made of soft dough of all kinds.

The dough figurines are a traditional toy for children in China in form of edible figurines such as animals, flowers or characters in folk stories. After a long period of exploration by dough figurine artists, the current dough figurines are not moldy, cracked, deformed or faded.

Chinese dough figurines are artistic Chinese folk handicrafts. In the old society, the dough figurine artists made it “just to make a living”, as a vendor walking through towns and villages have a difficult life. Nowadays, the art of dough figurines is valued as a precious intangible cultural heritage.

 In 2008, it was included in the second batch of China national intangible TA heritage list.


Event Type(s): Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Age Group(s): All Ages
Stephanie Donkers-Schmalz
(519) 743-0271 ext. 226