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"Ambition is a dead sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking."
  - Edward Dahlberg




About Myself


About Myself


I was born in Inner Mongolia mainland China. My family moved back to Beijing when I was 12, and have been living there since.


I have a Master of Fine Arts from Washington State University, with a focus in ceramics and sculpture; a Bachelor of Visual Arts in ceramics from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia; and a Bachelor of Science from Jilin University, China, with a focus in packaging engineering and design.


I worked as a graphic designer for 6 years in Beijing before moving to Australia in 1998. After completing my MFA degree in the US, I served as an adjunct professor (sabbatical replacement) and taught both undergraduate and graduate level ceramics courses at Washington State University. In July 2004, I was offered an opportunity to establish the new ceramics program at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. I am currently an Associate Professor in Visual and Aboriginal Arts department and the sole faculty memeber responsible in ceramics area.


I was granted Canadian Citizenship in 2007.











Recent News


2014- 2018

Canada: Day 1

A juried nationally traveled exhibition by Canadian Museum of Immigration.

(Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid)


Travelling Schedule


April-June, 2016

21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX, USA


October 2-31, 2015

Actual Contemporary

Winnipeg, MB, Canada


March 25-28, 2015

Potters Council Juried Show Exhibition

In conjunction with NCECA

Resource Hall
Rhode Island Convention Center

Providence, Rhode Island, USA


June, 2014

Commissioned work installed

South Cove Community Health Centre

Quincy, MA, USA

Gallery Representation and Shops

Artful Home: Art for Life. For Home. For Ever.


L.A.Pai Gallery

13 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario