The thriving farming town of Miaojia village outside of Laizhou in Shandong Province is home to many hard working people who make their living harvesting corn and other crops for sale and consumption in the surrounding areas. Walking down the village’s main street, one might come across any number of the small shops or storefronts owned by extremely warm and welcoming individuals who might invite you in for a cup of tea, or just to show you around. As this village is relatively close to the ocean, the sea side folk-art tradition of making dough figures is still heavily practiced here. Please visit our Artist’s Workshop to meet one such artist who practices this craft as her hobby, passion, and means of employment. Don’t forget to view the Gallery to see some of these incredible dough figures on display.