A craftsman brought up on traditional Chinese apprenticeship but who thrives on the challenge of the new.

I like working on new designs, making things I've not made before. There is a special energy in making something new.

Born to a rural family in China's central Hubei province, Baoming was always more interested in watching the furniture makers at work than tending his father's field. At eighteen he became an apprentice to one of the local masters. "Everything we made was in the traditional Chinese style, all entirely hand-crafted." Eventually the city beckoned. "It was in the city that I first had opportunity to make furniture with machines," he explains. "The exactness! The straight lines! I was amazed at what could be achieved." Now called on to apply both his handcraft and technical knowledge, Baoming's diverse experience makes him one of Joined and Jointed's most versatile makers.