Zihao Xiong was born in China. In 2017, he abandoned his studies in economics to learn crafts at Sheridan College in Canada. After graduation, he moved to the UK to continue his practice and research at the Royal College of Art. Recently, Zihao worked as a School Fellow at the Pilchuck Glass School in the US.
In my practice, I found that the “definition” might limit us. Establishing connections to the past is how we learn. We always create a confined area as we define things. Just like the nature of “Casting”, the mould exists while constructing the identity. And the definition of the mould creates boundaries. Through the exploration of different materials in lost-wax casting, I revisit the definition of “casting”, the definition of “definitions”, and the boundary of “boundaries”.
What craft do you work with?
I study glass 6 years ago at Sheridan College, Canada. Kiln-casting and flameworking are my main techniques.
What inspires you to work with this craft?
The material itself attracts me.
How do you start your creative process?
Are there new techniques you would like to try?
Media & Contact
Zihao Xiong, Pilchuck Gallery
London, United Kingdom
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