October 18, 2012 at 3:00pm, a simple and warm launch ceremony was held at the Contemporary Glass Art Center of the Design School, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) at the art community of Caochangdi, Chaoyang District in Beijing. The art center was initiated by Studio 12 of the Design School, CAFA to build a workshop for teaching practices. It advocates the diversified practice of contemporary glass art with an open international perspective, gradually promoting the in-depth studies of materials and workmanship while arousing thoughts on the relationship between the characteristics of materials and concepts.
Sun Hongpei, Deputy Party Secretary of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sun Xiewei, Vice-president of Design School, Jin Rikong and Wang Chuan, Deputy Presidents of Design School, American glass artist Steve Weinberg, cultural scholar Jin Guantao, Steve Potter from Sheffield Haslem University, Zhang Suojia and Wu Yongping, tutors of Studio 12 of the Design School, Li Feng, Director of Contemporary Glass Art Center, Design School were present at the launch ceremony.
Text by Studio 12, Design School, CAFA.
Courtesy of the Contemporary Glass Art Center of Design School, CAFA.