Dates: 14 Nov 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
A wide diversity of Singaporeans enjoy the joy of potting, from experienced fine artists to weekend potters. They experiment with a rich variety of glazes like Chua Chon Hee, and also a diversity of vessel forms like Oh Chai Hoo. Vernice Chong creates her own undersea world with her coral series and limpid pools of transparent green. And Teo Huey Ling uses clay to weave knitted forms which are then fired to create miniature jewels of porcelain.
About Teo Huey Ling's work:
The Knitted Vessel Series is an on-going exploration of form, paper, porcelain and slip casting. It was a combination of multiple methods and processes where first rice paper is cut and twisted into cords which are then meticulously crocheted into shapes. The paper crochet shapes are then dipped into porcelain slip to form a slip cast on the paper crochet. Finally the work is put in a kiln where the paper is fired away to produce the porcelain form. This new vessel series with pleats are a transition from the older series of vessels forms and takes more reference from nature being more organic in form: most resemble flower pods.
Working with clay is not only a hobby for me. It is also the activity which gives me most satisfaction and enjoyment. Although it can be full of frustration and disappointment at times, this hobby has also given me many pleasant surprises. The inspiration for my work comes from personal experience and observation, and I hope I have successfully expressed my feelings in clay.
Chua Chon Hee graduated from the Nayang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Western Art in 1980, and with an Advanced Diploma in 1982. She has exhibited extensively with the Nanyang Clay Group and the Printmaking Society (Singapore). Her works can be found at several hotels in Singapore and Myanmar, and at the National University Hospital in Singapore.
Born 1960 in Singapore, Oh Chai Hoo graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. He has exhibited extensively in Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, and has six solo shows under his belt. He has been awarded a Distinction in Visual Art Creation by the NAFA Alumni Association (1992), Highly Commended in Abstract Medium at the 18th UOB Painting of the Year competition (1999) and obtained the Siaw-Tao Achievement Award in 2009.
Graduating with high distinction in both ceramics and drawing from the National Art School, Sydney Australia in 2006, Teo Huey Ling is now working part time at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as a ceramics lecturer and also adjunct lecturer in Temasek Polytechnic. She was Art Outreach Programmer of the Sculpture Pavilion and committee member for the Sculpture Society (Singapore) from 2009 to 2011.