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High school maths teacher Duong Van Kien in the central city of Da Nang has a unique way of encouraging his students, presenting them with his elegant handmade pencil sculptures.

Artist goes potty preserving village craft

Huong Canh Pottery Village in Vinh Phuc Province is in danger of sinking into oblivion.

‘Time Masks’: 67-year-old artisan’s unique craft in Hoi An

Exhibited in the traditional-style workshop, hundreds of masks with their own identity are given the unique and exotic name – “time masks”.

Engineer quits high-paying job to make agarwood bonsai

Quitting a job with an income of more than US$1,000, Thai was determined to pursue his passion for woodworking and is now known for a new profession - creating bonsai from agarwood.

Researcher quits job, becomes 3D-jellycake artisan

After 12 years of working for a state research institute, 41-year-old Tran Thi Phuong Nga decided to resign and put away her master's degree to pursue making 3D jelly cakes.

Artist goes bananas with rustic artworks

Dried banana bark might sound useless to many, but by using his creativity and skill, artist Phan Van Dac in Quang Binh Province creates vivid landscapes and soulful portraits.

Phu Yen man makes unique plates from sea grape leaves

Nguyen Van Tuyen, a 38-year-old man from Phu Yen, has successfully designed and produced environmentally-friendly plates made from the leaves of sea grape, a tropical tree.

Doll collection created in honour of Mother Goddess worshipping

Inspired by Mother Goddess worshipping - a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage - designer Van Anh Scarlet created a collection of figurative dolls based on the ritual, called the “Painting of the Four Palaces”.

Craftsman in Hoi An transforms bamboo roots into works of art

Former steer hawker Huynh Phuong Do breathes life into harsh, inert bamboo roots.

Young woodcarver puts modern twist on traditional craft

Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam is a magnet for tourists with its ancient yellow wooden houses on the banks of the Thu Bon River in Hoi An City.

Material girl: Hanoi artist paints love for city in fabric

Using scissors as brushes and fabric as a palette, artist Tran Thanh Thuc meticulously depicts the poetic landscapes of Vietnam and her love for the capital city of Hanoi, in her artworks.

Clay transformed into special creations by 9X youngster

Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Lam chose to follow in the footsteps of his parents by pursuing a career in ceramics. He has made a number of special items as a result of his experimentation and study.

Hue woman turns wild grass into high-end fashion

Co bang (Lepironia), a kind of sedge, is no longer just a wild grass but is being turned into artistic items of beauty through the ingenious hands of local artisans and a passionate businesswoman.

Kieu Ky gilding craft revives thanks to artisans’ creativity

The gilding traditional craft village has resorted to innovation to make the traditional trade thrive.

 

Stories told from threads on a loom

With colours as words and patterns as metaphors, ethnic Cham artisans in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang passionately create stories through weaving.

Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter

In memories of Hanoians, the Old Quarter is not only the representation of Hanoi’s cultural value, but also the concentration of many old jobs that were once part of the normal living days in the capital city.

Handicraft artisans get honourable titles

More than 70 handicraft artisans who have made considerable contributions to preserving traditional handicrafts were awarded honourable titles at a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce held in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Skilled hands make fabric come alive

Ho Van Tai of Tan Phu Trung Commune in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is considered the last artisan producing embossed fabric pictures in Vietnam’s southern region, after 68 years in the craft.

Ancient painting genre revived with family tradition

It's a bright sunny day in Ho Village in the northern province of Bac Ninh, and locals awake to the sound of machines printing votive money for the dead as they set about their daily routines.

Thousands of bonsai go on show at Asia-Pacific Exhibition

Thousands of bonsai and natural stone art works created by both local and foreign artisans are being showcased at the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition which is currently underway at the Suoi Tien Amusement Park in HCM City.