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Wan Liya

Born: 1963

Hometown: Qingdao

Based in: Qingdao

Wan Liya was one of the earliest artists who has has been involved in Chinese contemporary ceramic art and established his own ceramic studio at the very start of his career. Wan has been involved in many significant ceramic art activities, greatly influencing the progress of the modernization of Chinese ceramic art. His works contain the appropriate combination of ceramic material quality and sculptural language. From 2005, Wan's works have been maturing steadily, following his experimentation with different styles from 1989 to 2005. His works embody the artist's profound consideration about the time-honored tradition of Chinese ceramic art and his mental perception of the intense change in contemporary society.


More About Wan Liya

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Longshan Culture

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

focus on culture of ceramic vessels

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Less meaning, More feeling, On visual

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Artists from Song period

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Brain, Hands

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

work hard

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Deep inside of my heart

Collections Featuring Wan Liya

3 Collections

Maximalist Design

Maximalist Design

67 Artists, 85 Products

Last updated: November 10, 2022

Holiday Gifting 2021: Design Under $2,500

Holiday Gifting 2021: Design Under $2,500

39 Artists, 49 Products

Last updated: October 26, 2022

The Primary Colours Collection

The Primary Colours Collection

51 Artists, 67 Products

Last updated: September 22, 2021

Articles Featuring Wan Liya

1 Article



Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale Silver Prize


Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale