Tools for Sculpturing
Tools for sculpturing is something truly precious to Sculptor Chen. Every time when I come close to his stuff, he will blurt out "Don't touch my stuff on my working table." It always strikes me and reminds me that they are, after all, with him over 40 years and they must earn an irreplaceable place in his heart.
Speaking of the process of hand-making a stamp, it can generally be divided into three steps:
sketching words: The surface of a stamp should be neatly and evenly rubbed, and then align the written words in the sketched grids. What is worth mentioning is that the written words in the stamp is the opposite of the actual work.
Engraving words: An embryonic form on a stamp is made with manually operated device.
Polishing words: As for the last step, a stamp should be intricately carved and polished over and over again. In general, it takes Sculptor Chen at least times back and forth through duplicating to complete a stamp.