Tagged: carving

Jul 28

The Art of Chinese Chop or Seal Carving(2)

chinese art http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=8 for your name chop or order spplies. The booklet as you see near the end of this video please follow the following link: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=394

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Jul 10

Seals for Chinese calligraphy & painting (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Samples of Chinese seal stones http://bbbox.bbbox.net/cy2622/gallery.html

A Chinese seal is both practical as a tool and enjoyable as an art, hence becoming a collectible for scholars and art lovers. These are some of my collections of seals. When choosing a Chinese custom seal for our calligraphy or painting, we prefer better stones carved by professional seal carvers, and the stones need to be in good boxes to prevent dropping or cracking.
Seals are a trusted tool used for the authentication of items of ownership. From government to personal use, seals can represent a persons power, and function as a symbol of authentication in dealings among people.

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Jun 10

China Furniture and Arts — Mother of Pearl Inlay: The Process

chinese art For more information on our Mother of Pearl inlay furniture, please visit http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com/mop.htm .

China Furniture and Arts has had over 50 years of experience in creating authentic Mother of Pearl furniture. Although modern technology has made furniture crafting easier, we remain true to traditional techniques that date back to the Ming dynasty in China. From raw materials to finished products, we strive for excellence in every step of the process.

China Furniture and Arts, based out of Chicago, but with roots in the carpentry of Shanghai, is a premier provider of Asian home decor. We have a large variety of selections. From complete room settings to fine collectible accessories, we constantly inventory more than 4,000 items and over 2,500 of them are available online. We can also custom design to meet your unique needs.

Our 28 years of experience in the North American market has allowed us to create award-winning designs, combining beautiful traditional Chinese styles with functions for today’s modern lifestyle. We at China Furniture and Arts not only understand the beauty of Chinese Art and the delicacy of the work, but also the stories behind each piece. We insist all of our handcrafted products to be manufactured with traditional techniques. All pieces we select are from its origin and our Chinese inspired product designs are truthful to its original.

Visit China Furniture and Arts’ showroom at:
35 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
T: 1-888-786-6888

or visit us online at http://www.ChinaFurnitureOnline.com .

Video filmed on location in China and our showroom in Westmont, IL. ©2010.

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May 23

Visiting Guo Family Chinese calligraphy/painting & SEAL STONES 篆刻印章 collection (Part 1) HD

chinese calligraphy Guo family’s collections of Chinese Calligraphy, painting, and seals in Dallas. Mr. Guo from Taiwan practiced calligraphy, painting, and carving seals since his youth with renowned teachers. Mrs. Guo from Shanghai talks about the family legacy as she introduces the Guo family collections in this video series. (Recorded Jan. 1, 2009)

After Mr. Guo’s passing last year, the Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association, Oriental Ats Association (TAO ART) of Chinese Brush Painting in Irving, and I have been helping Mrs. Guo to sell some uncarved (blank) seal stones, carved mood seals, calligraphy, paintings on silk, and (or) Chinese Art textbooks from Mr. Guo’s inventory or collections.

Contact: Lancy-Zhang@hotmail.com (Mrs. Guo)
(I don’t sell those stuffs; so I am not dealing with the price and quantity issues.)

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Dec 03

Design and Carving an Antique Style Chinese Art Name Seal for MFK

chinese art An art-name (simplified Chinese: 号; traditional Chinese: 號; pinyin: hào; Japanese gō; Korean: ho; Vietnamese: hiệu) is a pseudonym, or penname used by an artist. Chinese artists adopted different art-names at different stages of their career, usually to mark significant changes in their life. That is why many Asian master painters or calligraphers have multiple art names.

For artist name seals, you may use either square or oval shaped stones, positive or negative carving styles, ancient or modern scripts depending on your personal artistic tastes. Deferent size of seal maybe used depending on the size of signature calligraphy and also on the size of painting or the style of painting. A small seal can be used on large size paintings but large size of seal may not fit in small size painting.

To translate English names into Chinese art name, we could use both first and last names, or only a first or a last. To order a personalized art name seal for yourself here are the procedure:

1)Please visit http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=8 and place the order with a stone, carving service and a red ink(optional).
2)Send me your names or phrase to be translated and any other information.
3) I will communicate with you about the translation or creation of your Chinese Art name and the make three preview designs in both yin and yang styles(2×3=6 images) for you to choose from.
4)After your approval of the preview design, I will actually carve the stone seal and the process will be recorded on video camera and posted on Youtube.
5) I will finish your seal within three working days in the USA and mailed it with a nice brocade silk box.

Refeerence links:
1. Get a Chinese name software at


2. Online Chinese Etymology online dictionary at


3. Chinese Name Seal Generator:


4. The largest Chinese Seal Database


5.The Yale website where you can download the fonts: http://www.yale.edu/chinesemac/pages/fonts.html
6. If you want to order your personalized Chinesename seal on soapstone please visit http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

Thanks for watching!


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