After a hectic week packing and moving out of the studio(note to self: never ever plan an Open Studio period right before your lease expires!), we finally have time to churn out this little piece on our reflection as we take a look back at our Open Studio.
“I am very particular about the functionality and ergonomics of the products I make. The Japanese thought process has inspired me to pay more attention to the relationship between the user and the ware. “ -Gladys Wee, the lady behind local brand 'Serial Kilner'
Ummu Nabilah, the person behind her namesake brand, got her first introduction to the amazing world of ceramics way back in secondary school. Interestingly, she disliked the medium then and had wanted nothing to do with it as she only wanted to paint. Her second brush with ceramics came in NAFA when she was introduced to wheel-throwing in a ceramics module.
Think of Singaporean contemporary potters and high chances are you would have thought of Omelet Trees Studio and their clean distinctive line of tableware. Our very first encounter with them was way back in 2016 at an art market under the West Coast viaduct(talk about unconventional spaces)where we just ogled at all their work.There weren't many local potters back then, so it was very refreshing to see new faces!
Eat & Sip was started, in 2015, on nothing more than a whim, after we amassed too much handmade tableware while we were on a certain trip (erm, that's another story altogether). Since then, we are proud to have worked with numerous talented artists and makers from countries as far as the UK and Russia!