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Liuli Gongfang is Taiwan’s only contemporary glass studio devoted to artistic Chinese glassware. Since its establishment in 1987 Liuligongfang has become known in Asia and abroad for its outstanding artistic endeavors and its high standard of craftsmanship.

Liuli Gongfang was founded in 1987 by actress Loretta Yang and director Chang Yi. Their name refers to liuli, a .....

Liuli Gongfang is Taiwan’s only contemporary glass studio devoted to artistic Chinese glassware. Since its establishment in 1987 Liuligongfang has become known in Asia and abroad for its outstanding artistic endeavors and its high standard of craftsmanship.

Liuli Gongfang was founded in 1987 by actress Loretta Yang and director Chang Yi. Their name refers to liuli, a form of archaic Chinese glasswork; the founders chose to use the word liuli, rather than the common name for glass, boli to honor their cultural origin. The founders aimed to revive the art of antique Chinese art glass, the production of which had dwindled following the First and Second Opium Wars in the 19th century. Yang mortgaged her house and those of all her family members in order to gain start-up capital. After much trial and error, costing $1 million and taking more than three years, she and Chang were able to master the French pate-de-verre or lost-wax casting method. At the time of their founding, they operated a two-person workshop in Tamsui, Taipei County (now New Taipei City). Yang and Chang originally had a fairly strict division of labour, with Yang handling the artistic aspects of their work, while Chang managed finances and other business responsibilities; with Chang’s 1997 heart attack, Yang has taken over more of Chang’s responsibilities as well, including contact with the media.

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Glass Art Fair!

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The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.