'Yarn' is a response to Phoebe Ho’s first-hand life experience of fast-growing metropolitan cities. Each vessel has been bounded with yarn when soft, deforming, bending and pushing the porcelain to achieve an elegant, sophisticated, and minimalistic resolution. The project aims to stimulate conversations about growing up in deeply urban environments, how they shape us and overlays the topic with themes of simplicity and togetherness. The vases visually encapsulate the stranger, less familiar, and more candid aspects of what it means to exist as a human. The marks and grooves punctuate the face of each vase while yarn binds and bundles vases together, depicting ideas of relationship and connection.
About the Artist:
Phoebe Ho is a Hong Kong designer who focuses on ceramic and homeware design. She is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins (MA Design, Ceramics) from Class of 2021. Previously, she has worked first as a management consultant in the finance industry. Her designs are inspired by the glorious, crowded energetic, ultra-human metropolises of London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.