Making sculptures out of clay (2)

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Many of his sculptures can be seen at most parks in Jinan including Daming Lake and Qianfo Mountain.

He developed an early interest in clay sculpture and went on to acquire professional skills at the Jinan Sculpture School when he was 17.

Bo perfected his art under Wang Zhaoshan who was known for his knowledge of Western sculpting styles.

He still clearly recalls the difficult 1960s when China found itself in the grip of a severe famine.

"Several times I fell faint with hunger, with the unfinished clay still in my hands," Bo recalls.

After the economy's opening-up, all of his classmates gave up sculpting finding that it didn't make any money. But Bo continued.

Zheng Yubin, head of the Huaxia Cultural Promotion Association, says: "Bo's sculpting is sophisticated and his works show his love for it."

A clay sculpture exhibition will be held in September to celebrate his 50 years in this filed.

Bo says he will formally retire after this exhibition. "I will donate all of my works to the Jinan and Rizhao museums," he says.

Source:China Daily


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