Ziying Li (b. 1997, China, Guangzhou), is a Chinese artist and ceramist. She is graduating from the MA Ceramics & Glass programme at the Royal College of Art in 2023.
Ziying studied Fine Art and Ceramics at Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating with a BFA in 2020. Prior to this, she studied Product Design at Guangdong University of Technology. In 2021 Ziying spent four months working as a volunteer at the International Centre of the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. This experience kindled her passion for working with clay, inspiring her to apply to the RCA in order to continue exploring the material and her artistic language.
Ziying is now interested in working with ceramics to capture the subtle movements and invisible forces of nature. She poses questions about the existence of unseen life within her art, wondering if these lifeless, abstract forms unconsciously seek a soul.