Exhibiting Member - Clay
My work has been strongly influenced by traditional vessel forms, particularly early Chinese objects. Bronzes from the Shang and Zhou periods and pottery from the Sung dynasty have provided me with several thousand years of culture resources for my creativity. Also, the freedom and spontaneity of making pots which I learned from American contemporary ceramics broadened my view.
I like to integrate cultural influences into my work using contemporary concepts and techniques. Most of my pots are made on a potter wheel. After the pieces are formed, they are then pinched, punched, torn, or squeezed.
I enjoy the organic look of the clay forms. Spraying glaze and reduction firing are the usual processes that I use. I do not apply many fancy glazes to my work. The dry glaze and reduction firing make the texture naturally. I like to make strong forms that need no embellishment. To me, the forms express themselves strongly, and more importantly the process of making pots itself is the most enjoyable thing.
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43032 Gallegos Avenue,
Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: (510) 657-5869(h)