Chinese Handicrafts Spread Overseas！
Gu Guoqiang, born in 1994, fell in love with the filigree mosaic craft seven years ago during his study in Beijing for restoration of cultural relics. Fascinated by a filigree mosaic work of his master, he returned to his hometown Chongqing and took provincial-level master of arts and crafts Li Changyi as his new master.
Gu guoqiang showed keen interest in painting as a child. He studied sketching and traditional Chinese painting in middle school. In 2010, he enrolled in the School of Ceramic Art at the Jingdezhen Ceramic University in Jiangxi province.
After graduating four years later, Gu worked as an auction appraiser before getting the chance to study ceramic restoration under a master who repairs cultural relics in Beijing's Palace Museum. During his month with the master, he was introduced to filigree mosaic craft by chance.
Filigree Mosaic craft, a traditional Chinese aulic handicraft dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476BC), uses metal such as gold and silver to fold artwork inlaid with gemstone or pearl. It is also called fine gold craft as it usually uses spun gold as thin as 0.16 millimeters to form various shapes, and was listed as one of China's national intangible cultural heritages in 2008.
With a desire to keep the craft alive, he returned to Chongqing in 2015 to study the intangible cultural heritage art.