Clay Figurine Zhang

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"Clay Figurine Zhang" Colored Sculptures

Zhang Mingshan (张明山)(1826-1906), founder of the "Clay Figurine Zhang", developed a unique technique to mold true-to-life clay figurines within his sleeves without looking. His creations, whose themes ranged from folk customs and folk stories to staged operas, were not only delicate in shape, but also vivid in spirit.

With well-chosen materials and bright colors, the clay figurines would remain lifelike and intact over a long period of time.

Source: Tianjin Municipal Information Office