When we were looking for Singapore-based makers for our open studio 2019, we turned to our favourite discovery app, Instagram, to cast a wider net for possible collaborations. The wonderful algorithm led us to New Zealander Carragh Amos who had just shifted to Singapore a couple of months prior! Her feed of wood-fired wares and kurinuki cups caught our attention as it was quite uncommon among the other local ceramicists.
When we were in Bali to catch some much needed sun and sea, we managed to sneak in a visit to Indonesian ceramic artist Sekar Puti's quaint studio and caught up with her over some delicious Balinese coffee and instagram-worthy views.
“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'
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!