Jade: how an Englishman fell under spell of the stone and learned Chinese so he could learn to carve it

//Jade: how an Englishman fell under spell of the stone and learned Chinese so he could learn to carve it

Jade: how an Englishman fell under spell of the stone and learned Chinese so he could learn to carve it

Former BBC reporter Andrew Shaw is the only foreigner to have learned how to carve jade in China. Born and raised in north London, the 62-year-old’s passion for jade was ignited at the end of a four-month sabbatical in Thailand in 2002. After visiting Wat Doi Suthep, the temple overlooking the northern city of Chiang Mai, he stumbled into a small jade shop and a beautiful lavender jade Buddha caught his eye.“As soon as I touched it, it just sang to me – such a beautiful stone. I fell in love…

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