Ji Huang is an international glass artist whose work explores the changing dynamic between craft and culture through material experimentation. Ji’s work employs master techniques while reinventing traditional craft through cultural amalgamation.
Ji was intrigued by a Chinese lacquer technique called Xi Pi, and became captivated by the idea of generations of craftspeople accumulating technical knowledge and experience through different materials. His current work focuses on developing a Xi Pi-inspired glassmaking process to achieve a complex surface quality on his work. This process is extremely labour intensive, typically taking three to four weeks from start to finish.
Ji Huang completed his graduate studies in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in London. He also studied glass at the University of Washington and has worked at Pilchuck Glass School for the past three summers. Ji recently completed a residency in Murano, creating a collaborative sculpture to be exhibited in Museo del Vetro in Venice.
Ji was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence (Glass) at Harbourfront Centre in 2019.