Zhao Jing Lin and Zhao Jing Hua are a husband and wife team who create intricate woodcut paintings. Zhao Jing Lin learned this craft from his father and has taught his wife the trade. They have printed the woodblocks for twenty years in the same room where they now work. Zhao Jing Lin does most of the printing while his wife takes care of the calendar.
Starting with a stack of five hundred sheets of paper, they create their designs one at a time. Methodically they place one woodblock after another, painting each color at a time so that it builds the design. It is dirty work and they often cover their hands and faces in paint. Take a look around the workshop to learn more about the process and see examples of the finished work.