[Beijing Winter Olympics] Double Olympic emblem jade carving master: every square inch shows the beauty of Chinese culture

  [Explanation] Ruifeng's mouth is named Ruyi, and the phoenix wings are engraved with hook and cloud patterns. The small square seals show the beauty of Chinese jade carving culture.

From the "blockbuster" Olympic Huibao in 2008, to the gold inlaid jade medal becoming a classic, and then to today's Winter Olympics Huibao, it is inseparable from the figure of Beijing jade carving master Zhang Tiecheng.

  Recently, Zhang Tiecheng recalled in an exclusive interview with China News Agency that when he received the task of making the Olympic emblem in 2003, it was the first time in his life that he made a seal, but it was done "in one go".

  [Concurrent] Beijing Jade Carving Master Zhang Tiecheng

  In fact, we didn't know what we were going to do at first, but when we saw it, it scared us. The big big square seal was cut from the raw materials at that time.

And in ancient times, it was a sin of great treason, and no one had done it before the jade industry.

A total of two parties (materials) were cut, just because I was worried about what to do if something went wrong.

Its prototype was made by imitating the emperor "Fengtian Zhibao" in the Twenty-Five Treasures of the Qing Dynasty as the prototype. The seal was really put out. After it was released, everyone really responded very well. Zhang Yimou was very surprised when he saw it. The shock is really unimaginable, and this feeling is in line with the atmosphere of the Olympics.

  [Explanation] In 2003, the Olympic emblem, designed and produced by Zhang Tiecheng, became the carrier of the emblem release of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Subsequently, the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee successively issued limited editions of the Olympic emblem treasures collector's edition and collector's edition, all of which were sold out.

  [Explanation] After many years, Zhang Tiecheng took on the task of designing and producing the Beijing Winter Olympics Huibao again, and Zhang Tiecheng was more calm.

He has been preparing for this moment for many years.

  [Concurrent] Beijing Jade Carving Master Zhang Tiecheng

  It has been designed for many years, and the manuscript has drawn more than 1,000 manuscripts.

If you look at this shape, you can see that it is a phoenix. In the past, our Olympic emblem was in the shape of a dragon. We have this kind of culture in China, and this auspicious culture is the appearance of dragon and phoenix.

The image of the phoenix is ​​used to express the dynamic feeling of the phoenix dancing with ice and snow.

There is a particularly important innovation in creation. It is the first time to use the shape of a phoenix. In the past, there was no concept of phoenix in our shape in ancient times. Very difficult to do.

We use such a large number of hollowed-out designs in production. You must always be meticulous when you are making them. You may be damaged if you are not focused.

  [Explanation] In 2019, the Beijing Winter Olympics Huibao Collector's Edition and Collector's Edition were released in limited quantities, and they were sold out again.

Zhang Tiecheng said that the Olympic licensed commodities with jade as the carrier are rare in the world.

The hot sale of Olympic Huibao once again witnessed the unique charm of Chinese culture.

  [Concurrent] Beijing Jade Carving Master Zhang Tiecheng

  This form does not exist in foreign countries. It is through this shape, through this material, through this process that our Chinese culture is spread to it as a carrier of jade. This is very meaningful. .

Through a release to the whole world, let people all over the world understand our jade culture, and spread it well and widely through sports.

  [Commentary] Looking back at the past ten years, Zhang Tiecheng's life is inseparable from the Olympic Games, and the precious experience of the Olympic Games has also brought about great changes in his artistic concept.

In the future, he will devote himself to cross-border and integration, and make the intangible cultural heritage technology come alive.

  [Concurrent] Beijing Jade Carving Master Zhang Tiecheng

  Through the production of such large-scale projects, our design ability and production ability have been greatly improved, and at the same time, it has also been integrated with other categories of this art industry, including our various non-heritage cross-border integration, and has also improved Our design level has also obtained an innovation on the basis of inheriting the tradition, spreading our intangible cultural heritage to it through a good means, and also feeling this sense of responsibility and mission.

  Reporter Wang Shibo reports from Beijing

Responsible editor: [Wu Qingcai]