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Claylaboration – Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition

1/F, Thematic Gallery 5
29 December 2018 – 15 April 2019

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Participating Ceramic Artists x Creative Partners:
Chan Kiu-hong x Ken Hung│Wy Lee & Ryan Hui x Changlin Fashi│Jakie Leung x Rex Chan‧Denise Chen‧Ryan Cheng│
Rosanna Li x Ng Hoi-chi│Nick Poon x Lee Chi-wai‧Jason Wong│Annie Wan x Elvis Yip│
Fiona Wong x Hong Kong Open Printshop‧Lau Ching-ping│Yokky Wong x Lee Wai-yee‧Kevin Tang
Media Artist: Elaine Wong

What kinds of possibilities will result from a crossover between ceramics and other media? Come and visit this exhibition to broaden your impression of ceramic art! Bringing ceramic artists and creative talent from other fields together, it will offer you a unique experience in art through their exchanges of innovative concepts and techniques.

By transferring photographic images to ceramic plates, Fiona Wong transforms a moment in time into eternity. Immerse yourself in the surreal atmosphere of Yokky Wong's black-and-white ceramic studio and peek into her intimate world of personal memories. Wy Lee and Ryan Hui will guide you into the world of Zen through hundreds of ceramic bowls. As you admire the elegant dancing ceramic figures by Nick Poon, just one second of evil thoughts will transfer you into Rosanna Li's purgatory to redeem your sins. Don't worry! Jakie Leung's delicate porcelain work will bring you back to the human world, where you can enjoy the artist's fine craftsmanship under shimmering lights. Annie Wan puts her ceramic books to the test of a searing blaze, and a rainbow rises from the ashes. And what do you find underneath Chan Kiu-hong's thousands of ceramic scales? Is it a sleeping monster? As you step into this exhibition, it will surely creep into your imagination, making you gasp for breath.

Get ready for this experimental journey into the imaginative world of ceramic art!

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To coincide with the special exhibition "Claylaboration – Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition", the programme "More than Clay: A Demonstration and Sharing Session by Contemporary Ceramic Artists" will be organised by the museum. Please click here for details.


Welcome to download our exhibition leaflet, feature article and artists' leaflets. You may also view the videos documenting their "claylaboration" process.

Exhibition Leaflet

Exhibition Feature Article – Professor Chan Yuk-keung: Chinese version | English version

Leaflets on Participating Ceramic Artists:

Annie Wan     Rosanna Li     Wy Lee & Ryan Hui     Jakie Leung
Chan Kiu-hong     Fiona Wong     Yokky Wong     Nick Poon

Leaflet on Media Artist:

Elaine Wong

Videos on the "claylaboration" between Ceramic Artists and their Creative Partners

More about Ceramic Artists and their Creative Partners

 

Exhibit Highlights

What would one see at heart when the hell made by ceramist Rosanna Li meets interpretations by spatial designer Ng Hoi Chi?

What would one see at heart when the hell made by ceramist Rosanna Li
meets interpretations by spatial designer Ng Hoi Chi?

 

 

Media artist Elaine Wong presents the creative process
through her video work.
She is documenting how Yokky Wong remakes her ceramic studio with clay.

 

Media artist Elaine Wong presents the creative process through her video work. She is documenting how Yokky Wong remakes her ceramic studio with clay.

 

Jakie Leung made dozens of delicate porcelain plates for graphic designer Rex Chan to add colourful paintings. Let's see where this 'claylaboration' process leads them.

Jakie Leung made dozens of delicate porcelain plates
for graphic designer Rex Chan to add colourful paintings.
Let's see where this "claylaboration" process leads them.

 

 

With the art of Living Zen as a starting point,
Wy Lee and Ryan Hui discussed with Changlin Fashi
how they could call attention to the little details
of everyday life through the ceramic bowls they created.

 

With the art of Living Zen as a starting point, Wy Lee and Ryan Hui discussed with Changlin Fashi how they could call attention to the little details of everyday life through the ceramic bowls they created.

 

With the art of Living Zen as a starting point, Wy Lee and Ryan Hui discussed with Changlin Fashi how they could call attention to the little details of everyday life through the ceramic bowls they created.

 

Using slip and real publications to create these delicate ceramic books, Annie Wan strived to inspire us all to question the meaning of contemporary ceramic art.

 

Using slip and real publications to create these delicate ceramic books, Annie Wan strived to inspire us all to question the meaning of contemporary ceramic art.

Using slip and real publications to create these delicate ceramic books,
Annie Wan strived to inspire us all to question the meaning of contemporary ceramic art.

 

 

Fiona Wong exchanged ideas on printmaking techniques
with Yung Sau-mui from the Hong Kong Open Printshop
to resolve the difficulties encountered during the process of
transferring printed images onto ceramics.

 

Fiona Wong exchanged ideas on printmaking techniques with Yung Sau-mui from the Hong Kong Open Printshop to resolve the difficulties encountered during the process of transferring printed images onto ceramics.

 

Fiona Wong exchanged ideas on printmaking techniques with Yung Sau-mui from the Hong Kong Open Printshop to resolve the difficulties encountered during the process of transferring printed images onto ceramics.

 

Chan Kiu-hong in discussion with Ken Hung on how to use thousands of Yixing clay scales, a kinetic installation and a specially made fabric to create a crouching beast.

 

Chan Kiu-hong in discussion with Ken Hung on how to use thousands of Yixing clay scales, a kinetic installation and a specially made fabric to create a crouching beast.

Chan Kiu-hong in discussion with Ken Hung
on how to use thousands of Yixing clay scales,
a kinetic installation and a specially made fabric
to create a crouching beast.

 

 

Inspired by the concept of Fujian earthen buildings,
the circular-shaped exhibition space allows all the artists to be housed in the same gallery,
while still having their own individual space.

 

Inspired by the concept of Fujian earthen buildings, the circular-shaped exhibition space allows all the artists to be housed in the same gallery, while still having their own individual space.

 

In her large-scale ceramic installation Hello!, Rosanna Li recreated the 'Ten Courts of Hell', displayed in Haw Par Mansion, which stemmed from her childhood memories. The overall presentation is enhanced by the light and installation designed by space designer Ng Hoi-chi.

In her large-scale ceramic installation Hello!,
Rosanna Li recreated the "Ten Courts of Hell", displayed in Haw Par Mansion,
which stemmed from her childhood memories.
The overall presentation is enhanced by the light and installation
designed by space designer Ng Hoi-chi.

 

 

Jakie Leung made thin porcelain tiles with landscape motifs,
and his creative partner, graphic designer Rex Chan, painted mythical animals,
inspired by the ancient Chinese classic The Classic of Mountains and Seas, over them with on-glaze.
Under the light, they look like translucent book pages suspended in mid-air.

 

Jakie Leung made thin porcelain tiles with landscape motifs, and his creative partner, graphic designer Rex Chan, painted mythical animals, inspired by the ancient Chinese classic The Classic of Mountains and Seas, over them with on-glaze. Under the light, they look like translucent book pages suspended in mid-air.

 

Nick Poon's ceramic works gracefully perform on a specially lit stage, created by lighting designer Lee Chi-wai and set designer Jason Wong.

Nick Poon's ceramic works gracefully perform on a specially lit stage,
created by lighting designer Lee Chi-wai and set designer Jason Wong.

 

 

A Sense of Eternity, by Fiona Wong, is an art project
that combines photography, printmaking and ceramic art.
Fiona invited photographer Lau Ching-ping and Hong Kong Open Printshop to be her creative partners,
turning the changing scenery into a permanent record on ceramics.

 

A Sense of Eternity, by Fiona Wong, is an art project that combines photography, printmaking and ceramic art. Fiona invited photographer Lau Ching-ping and Hong Kong Open Printshop to be her creative partners, turning the changing scenery into a permanent record on ceramics.