|Replicating life: by feeling and remembering … (In Cantonese)|| |
Memory can be embedded in a piece of clay. For a slab of wet clay, when we bend it and return it to be flattened, the fired ware still remains in bended form. The manual distortion seems an unforgettable memory embedded in the piece of clay.
A piece of wet clay can be interpreted as a good memory tool. The profile of an object can be recorded by pressing the object on a piece of wet clay, and the profile can be immortal.
Do you have any memories which need to be kept forever? You can try to use ceramic clay as a medium to keep your personal memories and represent them. You can express your creation by your emotion and memories.
By using the basic techniques of ceramics, your personal memories can be recorded eternally on ceramic wares.
‘Memories are essentially about what is destroyed instead of what is preserved. What you can remember deludes you into thinking that is all there is to it, but in fact what you cannot remember is a lot more.'
Wong Mei-han Yokky obtained Master of Fine Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She studied ceramics under her teacher Chan Chung-kong in 1987, and she obtained a Higher Certificate in Studio Ceramics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1991. She founded her pottery workshop in 1995, and devotes all her effort into the creation and teaching ceramics. She is interested in using everyday subjects as sources of inspiration for her artworks and strongly believes in promoting the use of ceramics in our daily lives.
Artist : Wong Mei-han, Yokky
Date : 4.10 – 22.11.2019 (Fridays, 8 sessions)
Time : 6pm — 9pm
Venue : Ceramic studio, 4/F, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
Quota : 10 persons
Target : 18 years old or above
Fee : HK$1,104
Material fee : HK$500 (materials are to be bought by participants)
Language : Cantonese
Deadline for application : 19.9.2019 (Thursday)