Ridges-circa 2017 「Excellence Prize」

Living in this highly urbanized information age, where our lives are becoming more and more virtualizes by the day, has awakened the desire to connect with nature within me. Together with unceasing news of environment problems from the media, it has gradually turned this desire into anxiety. As a ceramic artist, I have adopted the making processes for my artwork as a meditative approach to this uneasiness.

My work is the manifestation of doubts concerning my relationship with nature. This series of works are made during my time in Japan, Kanazawa. Through the repetitive, labour-intensive actions of collecting, mold making and casting of botanical elements in my immediate environment, I look into the psychological aspect of my urge to connect with nature. The result of these activities also holds an archival quality in my artworks. These processes are like an accumulation of “vocabularies” which are later visualized into a "language" as an expression of my thoughts in regards to my environment.

Year of Creation: 2017

Materials: Porcelain, Paraffin wax

Dimensions: L 64 cm, W 9 cm, H 34 cm


    2014        Masters in Fine Arts


    2017        Utatsuyama Craft Workshop, Kanazawa City, IshikawaPrefecture, Japan


    2017        Ki-go II (solo exhibition) Silver Shell, Tokyo, Japan

                    Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo Exhibition21st Century Museum, Kanazawa, Japan

                    73rd Kanazawa City Craft ExhibitionMeitetsu Mza, Kanazawa City, Japan

    2016        The Tree of Life: the 4th Southeast Asian CeramicsExhibition, The Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

                    4th Chakuso wa nemuranai Exhibition GalleryBougatei, Nagano, Japan

                    Enishira 7th Anniversary Exhibition EnshiraGallery, Kanazawa, Japan


    2016        UNESCO City of Craft Memorial Award, "73rdKanazawa City Craft Competition"

                    Finalist "2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale"

    2015        Bronze The 6thKikuchi Biennale

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