Subscribe to free Email Newsletter


Inheriting traditional tin pot technique

2013-08-05 14:48:52



Chen Baoyu is making tin coating for a pot, near Bozhou, Anhui province, July 28, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chen Baoyu, who was born in 1980, is the 4th generation of craftsmen to make tin pots, in Mengcheng county, Anhui province and mastered the skill at an early age.

He says that the tin pots are entirely handmade and that the heating and other skills are important in the work process. They depend heavily on experience and hand power and there are no fixed standards really.

It usually takes about seven days to make one pot and, over the last 10 years, Chen has made more than 1,000 tin pots in various styles, which are now of the property of collectors from Jiangsu, Henan and Shandong provinces.

In Anhui, the tin pot craft can only be found in this county, and there are a very limited number of artists who have inherited the tradition.

We recommend:

Intangible cultural heritage: Haha Tune 

World cultural heritage site: Hongcun 

1 2 3 4



Wild Beijing – part 1: The Black Stork


Wild Beijing Infographic


Little amateur performers of Peking Opera stage show in Tianjin


Qixi Festival activity held at Longmen Grottoes in China's Luoyang


Scenery of Qingjiang River in China's Hubei Province


Tourists refresh themselves in China's Sanya


81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest held in Long Beach, California


Terrace tourism brings better off lives (video)


Zhou Dongyu promotes 'The Palace' in Beijing


Taoping Qiang Village in China's Sichuan


Eslite Bookstore in Taipei


Festival honors Qiqiao traditon in BJ


Models showcase elegance at wedding expo in Nanjing


What would the world be like if paper weren't invented? (video)


Geopark in Guangxi sees tourism peak


Martial arts festival held in NW China


Naadam Festival in Xinlin Gol


Zhengying ancient village in Yunnan