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The Sculpts x Manchester Museum: Year of the Dragon Mug

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Unique Manchester-inspired homeware and lifestyle brand, The Sculpts have collaborated with Manchester Museum, to bring a striking new design to life for Chinese New Year.

It’s the second artistic collaboration between the designers and the Museum to draw upon historic and contemporary links between Manchester and China, and to celebrate the significance of the Chinese community in the UK. The first was a bespoke letter C design, part of a specially commissioned series of beautiful hand-illustrated ceramic tile designs to coincide with the renovation of the museum’s Oxford Road site, last year.

2024 is the lunar Year of the Wood Dragon - the most powerful creature in the Chinese zodiac. Inspired by the beautifully embroidered textiles, carved jade artefacts and porcelain vases in the Lee Kai Hung gallery, The Sculpts’ founder and illustrator Richard Bennett has created a stunning pen and ink drawing of a Wood Dragon dancing to chase away evil spirits and ushering in a year of good luck.

In Chinese culture, wood represents vitality and creativity, while the dragon is related to success, intelligence and honour. A symbol of wisdom, strength and power, dragons are believed to signify a time for new beginnings and opportunities.

Material: Ceramic

Production: Screen printed

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