An art-name (simplified Chinese: 号; traditional Chinese: 號; pinyin: hào; Japanese gō; Korean: ho; Vietnamese: hiệu) is a pseudonym, or penname used by an artist. Chinese artists adopted different art-names at different stages of their career, usually to mark significant changes in their life. That is why many Asian master painters or calligraphers have multiple art names.

For artist name seals, you may use either square or oval shaped stones, positive or negative carving styles, ancient or modern scripts depending on your personal artistic tastes. Deferent size of seal maybe used depending on the size of signature calligraphy and also on the size of painting or the style of painting. A small seal can be used on large size paintings but large size of seal may not fit in small size painting.

To translate English names into Chinese Art name, we could use both first and last names, or only a first or a last. To order a personalized art name seal for yourself here are the procedure:

1)Please visit and place the order with a stone, carving service and a red ink(optional).
2)Send me your names or phrase to be translated and any other information.
3) I will communicate with you about the translation or creation of your Chinese art name and the make three preview designs in both yin and yang styles(2×3=6 images) for you to choose from.
4)After your approval of the preview design, I will actually carve the stone seal and the process will be recorded on video camera and posted on Youtube.
5) I will finish your seal within three working days in the USA and mailed it with a nice brocade silk box.

Refeerence links:
1. Get a Chinese name software at
2. Online Chinese Etymology online dictionary at
3. Chinese Name Seal Generator:
4. The largest Chinese Seal Database
5.The Yale website where you can download the fonts:
6. If you want to order your personalized Chinesename seal on soapstone please visit

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8 Responses to Design and Carving an Antique Style Chinese Art Name Seal for MFK

  1. SKULLxSNAPS says:

    @blueheronarts im …
    @blueheronarts im sorry, i meant what is the brand name of the cutting mat =)

  2. blueheronarts says:

    @SKULLxSNAPS The on …
    @SKULLxSNAPS The on with grid is a cutting mat which you can get from stationary stores. The stapming pad is just a foam pad that come with the sand paper. Thanks!

  3. SKULLxSNAPS says:

    may i ask what type …
    may i ask what type of pad is that your working on?

  4. lindaag0 says:

    Nice seal! Also …
    Nice seal! Also great to see how you continued to carve to fine-tune the balance. And of course, I like seeing you write the name in grass style at the end. Great video as always.

  5. blueheronarts says:

    @MrHroark Yes, it …
    @MrHroark Yes, it is a 4G file to upload. That did not include the time to edit the video.

  6. MrHroark says:

    7 Hours! …

    7 Hours!?
    Wow! Thank you for your efforts.
    Will stay in touch.
    God bless

  7. blueheronarts says:

    @MrHroark Thank you …
    @MrHroark Thank you, Michael! The HD video took 7-8 hours to upload and process on Youtube. I am glad that you saw it before I did on Youtube this morning.:-) Hope your new art career a great success!

  8. MrHroark says:

    Outstanding Henry.. …
    Outstanding Henry…as always.
    Thank you for the explanation and attention to detail.

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