Lu junqing, the Senior Master of Arts and Crafts, was born in 1963 in the town of Dingshu. He was entitled the Outstanding Young Artist of China of the Purple Clay Art. He is the member of the Academy of Arts and Crafts of Jiangsu province. As the eldest son of lǚ Yaochen, the Senior Master of Arts and Crafts of China, he began to learn the purple clay ware making from his father when he was just a child.
Besides absorbing nourishment from the traditional craftsmanship, lǚ junqing doesn,t confine himself in the old conventions. His works are full of innovation and gets his own style. He is not only skillful in shaping teapots but also adept in preparing the raw material, the purple clay, which is a key step in the teapot making. For his prominent contribution to the pottery, he won lot of honors and prizes. Particularly, during the Second Exposition of Selected Works of Masters of Arts and Crafts of China, his works won him a silver, a bronze and a fine quality prize respectively. In the year 2000 he was crowned with “Outstanding Young Artist Of China of Purple Clay Art”