It's been some time since we went last went for an arts exhibition, so when we saw an Instagram post by Carragh Amos announcing a ceramics exhibition that she was participating in, we immediately locked the dates down in our calendar! Held over 21st - 24 January 2021, the exhibition was titled 'earth.' to celebrate the diversity of clay.
As usual, we were using our favourite potter-discovery app (aka Instagram) late last year when we stumbled upon local ceramicist Jenisse Lau's account. We got drawn to her miniature mugs series and got in touch with her. Here are nine questions we shot at her to get to know a bit more of her and her craft!
Keep your hands to yourself and don't go running around!
I'm pretty sure this was a phrase we've all been told by our parents whenever we follow them into ceramic or tableware shops when we were kids. Ceramics have long been traditionally thought of as a fragile and delicate medium because... well, they break.
So when we first saw the paper series by Hayden Youlley, we were so pleasantly surprised. By recreating the texture of his products to mimic the appearance and feel of paper, he was somehow pushing the notion of ceramics as a delicate medium ! We got in touch with Hayden to find out more about him and his brand.
We first started following ceramicist Kira Ni on Instagram when she was in London, but since then she has migrated twice - first to Malta and then to Estonia! That sounds like the dream for many of us but we all know that most of us may never take that leap if we are ever given the opportunity (looking at all you practical Singaporeans and erm, us too)
What’s even more amazing is that Kira has managed to uproot and restart her pottery practice every single time while maintaining the quality of her products! Have we also mentioned that her products are strikingly attractive?
Despite being relatively new to the pottery scene, local brand Terra & Ember is making huge waves and is quickly growing in popularity - partly due to their immaculate clean design wares and also their innovativeness when it comes to interacting with their customers when they are at art markets. What began as a hobby and a distraction has now metamorphosed into a fledgling business!