杭海 Hang Hai is a nationally certified Master of Arts and Crafts of China and multiple award-winning artist. Following in the footsteps of his family of ceramic artists, 杭海 Hang Hai’s career of zisha craftsmanship began when at the age of 16, he sought to learn more about zisha crafting at the Yixing Zisha Factory. During his time at the factory, 杭海 Hang Hai apprenticed under numerous artists and masters, only to quickly ascend through the ranks as he had the propensity to master concepts rather quickly and effortlessly. By the age of 22, 杭海 Hang Hai became the youngest Assistant Master of Arts and Crafts of China in his generation!
Talented with an unmatched work ethic, 杭海 Hang Hai’s pieces represent years of devotion and excellence to the craft, yet exudes an effortless nature often unseen in even the simplest of forms. “An iron hand in a velvet glove”, 杭海 Hang Hai’s unconventional technique creates one-of-a-kind pieces that are delicate yet robust, dignified yet carefree, thus offering its beholder a chance to witness harmony in paradox. By combining intuitively opposing features to produce superbly balanced pieces, 杭海 Hang Hai effectively preserves the integrity of all his pieces, yet permits just enough room for his personality to shine. A true artist with the spirit of a real architect!
2006 "Shuang Huan” Won Golden Award at The 3rd China painting and calligraphy art fair
2007 “Qin Quan” Won Golden Award at The Oriental arts and crafts capital fair
2007 “Da Bing Ru Yi” Won 3rd Place at The 3rd Yixing ceramic professional exhibition
2007 “Da Xu Mao Ti Liang” won Golden Award at the 7th National Masterpiece Expo of China Art & Crafts, Shanghai International Art Festival
2008 “Dou Yuan Ti Liang” won Golden Award at the 8th National Masterpiece Expo of China Art & Crafts, Shanghai International Art Festival
2009 “Yong Quan” won Silver Award at the 9th National Masterpiece Expo of China Art & Crafts, Shanghai International Art Festival
2014 “Da Heng Duo Zhi” won Golden Award at the 16th National Masterpiece Expo of China Art & Crafts, Shanghai International Art Festival
2015 “Da Kou Bian Fu” won Golden Award at the Exhibition of fine arts and crafts, The Hundred Flowers Award, in Shen Zheng
2016 “Duo Zhi” and “Qie Duan” are collected by Art and Craft Museum in He Nan.