23 & 31 January 2021, 11am – 12pm
Join Singapore Ceramics Now 2021: Marking I Making curatorial team SEED Art Space for a participative exhibition tour, where they delve into three broad themes: the urban and natural environments, identity and memory, and community and performance that galvanised the captivating works. Dive into the exhibition’s interactive elements, and gain insight into how artistic processes often navigate notions of concept, aesthetics, materiality, and method.
23 January 2021, 5.30pm – 7pm, Online via Zoom
Foo Ai Wei
Moderator: Christine Han
The Ceramics Reimagined artist conversation looks at the thought-provoking, exploratory works of Jason Lim, Madhvi Subrahmanian, and Aiwei Foo, which prompts questions about the criss-crossing between traditions and contemporary art, and the need for critical dialogue around clay as an art medium.
24 January 2021, 5.30pm – 7pm, Online via Zoom
Moderator: Lourdes Samson
With the disappearance of ceramic programs in Singapore's art schools are artists provided with enough foundation to pursue an artistic practice in ceramics? Is apprenticeship still a relevant way to impart knowledge and skills in ceramics?
30 January 2021, 4.30pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom
Kerry Jameson S
Moderator: Ivy Lam
31 January 2021, 4.30pm – 6pm, Online via Zoom
Chua Soo Kim
Moderator: Christine Han
Ceramic vessels have the ability to engage the tactile senses and thereby communicate directly with the hand. Artists who work in clay enjoy the medium's versatility and challenges. Each, whether making vessel-related or sculptural forms, works within the limitations of the medium and grapples with practical issues of clay body selection, the concocting of glazes and slips, and the method of firing. The Vessels artist conversation explores the three-dimensional forms and everyday objects of Chua Soo Kim, Steven Low and Daisy Toh, and their inspiration and experiences through movement, colour, form and music.
23 – 24 January 2021, 1pm – 1.45pm & 2.30pm – 3.15pm, Online via Zoom
The idea of Shaman Tearoom is to propose a concept to rest and be still in the midst of this busy urban living. It is an experiential project where tea drinking is an improvisational act for the artists to interact with the audience. It seeks to blur the boundary of art and life where the roles of the artists and participants are equally important in completing the session.
WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.
30 – 31 January 2021, 7.30pm
This work marks The Observatory’s sojourn into the world of ceramics. In their maiden attempt to marry structure and sound. The band experimented with different types of clay, varying its thicknesses and forming shapes that would produce sound. After a laborious journey through informed explorations, they arrived back at the basics – raw, blemished and unembellished. And it is in basics that the infinite unravels.
23 January 2021, 4pm – 5pm
Steven has more than 28 years of ceramics experience in conducting workshops and masterclasses. Let his mastery take you through the captivating process of working on the potter’s wheel.
24 January 2021, 4pm – 5pm
Ahmad has more than 30 years of ceramics experience in conducting workshops and masterclasses. Let his mastery take you through the engrossing process of working on the potter’s wheel.
30 January 2021, 1pm – 2pm
Nelson is relentless in his quest to improve and acquire new knowledge in the field of ceramics. Let his tireless work attitude take you through the engaging process of hand-building and casting techniques.
30 January 2021, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Kim Hui has more than 40 years of ceramics experience in conducting workshops and masterclasses. Let his mastery take you through the fascinating process of working on the potter’s wheel.
31 January 2021, 1pm – 2pm
Shane explores the structural balance and disposition of objects in the form of assemblage. Let his playfulness take you through the mesmerizing process of working on the potter’s wheel.
31 January 2021, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Jason has more than 30 years of experience as a clay maker. Let his mastery take you through the riveting process of hand-building techniques in ceramics.
5 Februrary 2021, 3pm – 7.30pm
Dating right back to the early 16th Century, this firing technique has been used to create ceremonial tea wares for Zen Buddhist Masters. This preferred finishing technique touches on many aspects of Zen philosophy. In essence, Raku is the process where pots are taken out from the kiln while still glowing red hot and are then placed in an extremely flammable material. This starves the pots of oxygen and gives the glaze a wonderful variety of colours. It is an incredibly exciting technique that generates much anticipation after each firing, considering the many different possibilities. Come and witness this magical and transformative ceramics experience.