Traditional Chinese copper artist seeks successor

Updated 2017-09-06 15:00:43 CGTN

One man preserving the ancient Chinese art of copper work is on the look-out for someone to take over the craft from him.

82-year-old Zeng Xiango has a shop in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province where he makes and sells everything from bowls to animals to scale models of buildings, all crafted in gleaming copper.

So popular is his work, that last year it was named an Intangible Cultural Heritage for the city.

But it's not all rosy. Having learned the craft from his father at the age of 13, he now he fears that when he dies, the art will die with him and is keen to find a successor to train.

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