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Asia has a long history of embracing the arts and Ms. Wang, Chun Li has dedicated her life to mastering all types of hand-crafted artisan works. She is known for many things, but is most famous for her hand-made crystal flowers.

She was introduced to the Japanese Master Floral Designer, Ms. Shibata(*), in the late 1990's and became fascinated with this completely new form of flower craftsmanship and the highly advanced "liquid crystal" that had been developed and patented by Ms. Shibata's husband from material that is used in eye-wear lenses.

Ms. Shibata was already well known for her floral designs and she was the one to take her husband's invention to the next level. She created a new type of artificial flower that was the first of its kind. With all this, Ms. Shibata had very little free time and took on almost no apprentices. She didn't…

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  • Born on December 26
  • Joined August 16, 2011

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Asia has a long history of embracing the arts and Ms. Wang, Chun Li has dedicated her life to mastering all types of hand-crafted artisan works. She is known for many things, but is most famous for her hand-made crystal flowers.

She was introduced to the Japanese Master Floral Designer, Ms. Shibata(*), in the late 1990's and became fascinated with this completely new form of flower craftsmanship and the highly advanced "liquid crystal" that had been developed and patented by Ms. Shibata's husband from material that is used in eye-wear lenses.

Ms. Shibata was already well known for her floral designs and she was the one to take her husband's invention to the next level. She created a new type of artificial flower that was the first of its kind. With all this, Ms. Shibata had very little free time and took on almost no apprentices. She didn't have the time and she didn't trust other people to respect the art-form as much as she did.

Ms. Chun Li refused to take "no" for an answer and she changed Ms. Shibata's mind with persistence and by proving her skills though other mediums. Ms. Chun received solo instruction for an intense three months, but it wasn't enough and Ms. Chun Li still had to prove herself for years to come. It wasn't until 2004, when she was given a full showing of her crystal flowers in a gallery, that Ms. Shibata finally gave her the highest level of certification available in crystal flower-making.

Ms. Chun Li has been interviewed numerous times by CCTV (China's premiere television broadcasting station) for her work and has taught many people who shared the same love of hand-made art. She is already very well-known in Asia for her work and now she wants to share her craft with us here in the U.S.

(*) Ms. Shibata remains the CEO of the Japan Liquid Crystal Society in Japan; and has run the Madoka Flower Design School in Osaka, Japan since she established it over 20 years ago. Mr. Shibata still retains the rights to the liquid crystal material he developed and created.

Below is a video showcasing some of her work.. it's in Chinese, but you do get so see the crystal flowers really well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syiAkFnHanM

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