© 2019 by Keok Lim

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About me

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 in Dunwoody, GA, under the tutelage of Carol Brull, 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 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 Charlie Cummings Gallery, Cup: The Intimate Object XV, Gainesville FL

2019 Companion Gallery Material Mugs IV Show, Humboldt TN

2019 Juried Clay National V, Red Lodge Clay Center

2019 Perspectives Pottery Show, Watkinsville GA

2019 Spruill Gallery Juried Show, Best 3D Award

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

2019 Clay Review, Abernathy Arts Center GA. 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 Holiday Art Market at Spruill Gallery, Atlanta

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

2017 Swan Coach House Little Things Show by invitation, Atlanta

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

2016 Swan Coach Summer Craft Show by invitation, Atlanta

2015 Swan Coach House Little Things show by invitation, Atlanta

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

Instruction

2018-present The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning special needs pottery and art instructor

 

2017-present Johns Creek Arts Center adult and special needs pottery instructor

2017 Emory Autism Center hand-building pottery instructor

Education

2019 Alabama Clay Conference

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-present Spruill Arts Center pottery student with instructor Carol Brull

1984 National University of Singapore BDS dental school graduate