Rediscovering Traditional Chinese Culture
Friday, September 21, 4:30pm
Room C Binns Merrill Hall 106, Alfred University
Chunmao Huang (MFA ’03) is considered to be China’s number one tableware designer. He is chief designer for Yong Feng Yuan Co., Ltd., a leading china manufacturer founded in 1795. His place settings have graced the tables of state banquets attended by many high-level international leaders.
Born in 1971, Huang grew up on a tea plantation. After receiving a BFA in ceramic design from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, he came to Alfred in 2000, thanks to a grant from the Asian Cultural Council of the Rockefeller Foundation awarded to the NYSCC, Division of Ceramic Art. Huang has become lead faculty for the ceramic design program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), regarded as China’s number one art school. Alfred’s program, ALFRED-CAFA: Ceramic Design for Industry has an annual exchange student component between countries.