My random notes on Chinese-style seal carving.

Talking Seals

Qingtian

Qingtian is one of the three most popular varieties of stone used to make seals

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Sgraffito

One kind of decoration often seen on the sides of Chinese seals is a scratched design called sgraffito.

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Which is Easier?

People often assume it’s easier to cut a seal with fewer characters rather than one with more characters.

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