Inspired by Zhang Zerui’s scroll painting Riverside Scene during the Qingming Festival, Qin Shiping, a local from Tangshan’s Fengrun district, decided to create an exclusive view of China by using nothing but clay. Since his childhood, Qin has worked as a sculptor and a painter. He was struck with the idea of recreating Zhang Zerui’s painting in clay back in 2005, but it was only in 2008 that the dream shaped into reality. This one-of-a-kind cultural park consisting of sculptures made entirely of clay was recently opened for general public.These amazing works of art are a proof of Qin’s skills, passion, and dedication. The
brilliant idea not only made the country a proud owner of something exceptional, but also encourages people to take up green practices.
The Tangshan clay sculpture park measuring some 300 meters in length and 60 meters in width, depicts
various houses, busy streets, hawkers and their carts, horse-pulled carriages, all made of clay of course. Although the exact cost of the project is not known, but Qin has declared that the project set him back by 10 million Yuan.