Paper sculpture, also called paper embossed-sculpture, was originated from Han Dynasty in China. While light-and-shadow paper sculpture was a kind of paper sculpture created by a couple who were both artists in India. They produced many works by paper sculpture and light and shadow which were full of creativity and fantasy. In the workshop, we could see many paper sculpture works, such as colorful works made for Christmas, pure-white works made for Nianhuawan. Those lights and shadows through paper made us amazed. Paper is a kind of simple media, while what makes us astonished is that combined with light and shadow, it gives us such a mysterious and fantastic moment. Nowadays,  young people are very interested in light-and -shadow paper sculpture, so many people come to workshop to learn it. They were also invited to host some activities. For one time, there were more than 140 children making paper sculpture with them. And that activity was magnificent, they were proud of it.

As we all know, paper is soft and fragile. Because it is used in writing calligraphy and painting, few people pay much attention to it. There is a group of craftsmen in Xicheng and Wuguan who acquire the traditional method and then improve it, giving “paper” a new meaning and providing users with a new paper-experience. On the basis of the original paper, they innovate it and make it become a new artwork, bringing it into people’s life.Paper is a great invention in ancient China and now it has been still full of “vigor”. In terms of Wuguan, it is of great significance to spread “paper-culture” and its traditional craftsmanship.Wuguan Creative Group is an open-style handcrafts workshop which is in a sequestered place, hidden behind thousands of residential districts in Wuxi. To be honest, it is hard to find it. Thanks to those ravens’ welcome when day gets dark, or we may lose our way.This is a young craftsman group: As the team leader, Mu Ya is a Henaner, studied wood engraving, copperplate print in Jiangnan University. Because he was interested in Kintsukuroi, he was engaged in it for one year after graduation. Later, he founded the Wuguan Creative Workshop because he loved paper culture, composed of young people. “The people who are watching are different, and the images they acquired also are different. They just see what could see, and see the thing could be seen. When people see something, but they get nothing from it, they should be peaceful for it”. This was the original name before they set up the workshop. It expresses a kind of gentle attitude guiding our daily life. “Wuguan” means that we are isolated from others, on the contrary, in this way, we may establish a kind of relation with others. Whether we are related to others, it depends on ourselves.