I was born in Singapore and worked as a dentist for twenty years before moving to Atlanta in 2001 with my family. Always being very keen on the arts, I began making pottery and sculpture 10 years ago at the Spruill Art Center, Dunwoody, Georgia, while homeschooling my autistic son.

My years of teaching special needs pottery has taught me to simplify, laugh, and “just do it”

Artist statement

Growing up in a rural farm and the youngest of 9 other siblings, I had plenty of time observing nature and daydreaming as a child. I draw inspiration from anything that catches my attention and enjoy challenging myself to new ways of expressing my art. My work always has a story, a personal narrative relying on memory and personal experiences as my subject matter. Lately I have started to draw on my pieces, both sculptural and functional. I draw images intuitively and spontaneously as to capture the directness and freshness of my stories. My drawings are loose and whimsical.

Through exploring different techniques and minimum glazing, I made my work in the respect for the material and process, in hope to create delicate and imaginative pieces.


Awards and Exhibitions:

2019 September Juried Clay National V , Red Lodge Clay Center

2019 September, Perspectives Pottery Show, Watkinsville , Georgia

2019 Spruill Gallery Juried Show, Best 3D Award

2019 Hudgens National Juried Cup Show, Juror’s Choice Award

2019 March, Clay Review, Abernathy Arts Center, Georgia. participating artist by invitation,

2019 Artfields Art Competition finalist, Southeast Region. Lake City, South Carolina

2019 Jan, The Signature Shop and Gallery artist, Atlanta

2018 December, Holiday Art Market at Spruill Gallery, Atlanta

2018 August, Perspectives Pottery Show featured hallway artist, Yes, It’s Clay, Watkinsville, Georgia

2017 December, Swan Coach House Little Things Show by invitation, Atlanta

2016 August, Serendipity Juried show Johns Creek Art Center, Organizer’s Choice Award, Johns Creek, Georgia 

2016 May, Swan Coach Summer Craft Show by invitation, Atlanta

2015 December, Swan Coach House Little Things show by invitation, Atlanta

2014, Best student award, Spruill Arts Student and Faculty Juried Exhibition , Dunwoody, Georgia

Handbuilding Pottery instructor for:

Johns Creek Arts Center adult and special needs pottery instructor

The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning special needs pottery and art instructor

Emory Autism Center handbuilding pottery instructor 2017


Education:

National University of Singapore 1984 BDS dental school graduate 

Alabama Clay Conference 2019

2018 Glen Dair workshop , Spruill Arts Center

2017 Chris Campbell Colored Clay workshop , Spruill Arts Center

2016 Surface Decoration Workshop, Johns Creek Arts Center

2015 Katharine Morlings workshop, Mudfire

2006 Spruill Arts Center pottery student till now 

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