Materials:Special clay and glaze blend with local materials.
Method: Hand thrown and fired in an electric kiln, each work is layered with several different glazes and blending crushed iron ore into the clay body
Care instructions: Water-tight, wipe dry after use
Created by maker Sean Lim, who handcrafts beautifully expressive ceramics. This tactile collection embraces the traditional moon jar whilst adding a modern feel. The monochromatic tones compliment the bubbly textured surface. Lim has been developing his ceramic forms for many years, striving for a varied ‘snowscape’ across each piece. From luscious whites to delicate bubbles, visual texture is achieved through the layering of several glazes over a heavy body, which is put together from multiple locations - including his backyard. Enjoyed as a single piece or displayed as a family of pots, these exquisite works quietly command a presence, without imposing. Using multiple firings on an electric kiln, Lim strives for varied textures in each piece, layering with different glazes and blending crushed iron ore into the clay body. When melted, the iron ore displays an occasional slither of gold and bronze.
About the Artist:
Singapore potter Sean Lim first learned his craft from master potters at Sam Mui Kuang Pottery over a decade ago and now pots in limited batches that have become highly-collectible.
His characteristic snowfall series was first inspired by a snowy Durham winter, and its aesthetic later on developed over visits to the Arctic High North. Sean has been making his ‘tsubo’ form for years, a shape extolled by many as ‘little universes’ of their own. He strives for a varied ‘snowscape’ across each piece. From luscious whites to delicate bubbles, visual texture is achieved through the skilful layering of several glazes over a heavily grogged body mixed from various sources including his own backyard. Enjoyed as a single piece or displayed as a family of pots, an ever-changing wintery scene – snowfall, mist, thawing slush, and streams in the light – slowly reveals itself.