Dynamics of ceramics

Handmade ceramics are attracting attention from people looking for a counterpoint to the traditional white tableware that has graced homes for decades.

Friday, 9 March, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Suspected burglar held after seaward dash

A burglar trying to break into a Deep Water Bay flat jumped into the sea at about 3am yesterday when the owner of the flat heard a noise and went to check. Marine police caught and arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglary. The suspect and two officers were treated for minor injuries at Ruttonjee Hospital.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Poisoned chalices

If you're still using the ornate ceramic cutlery and crockery that first adorned your family dining table, maybe it's time to let go. Recent research has turned the spotlight back on ceramics as a source of lead contamination, a hot topic in Hong Kong in the 1980s and 1990s.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tough times for ceramics maker

Zhao Lin, who studied ceramic art and design at the South China University of Technology, opened his ceramics shop in Shiwan, Foshan last year. But life has been difficult for Zhao in a town that's well known for its ceramics industry.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Gigi's artistic cure for the blues is crafting ceramics

Don't be surprised if you run into Gigi Leung Wing-kei at a ceramics workshop - the singer-actress has been dabbling in the craft for more than two years.

'I make ceramics whenever I feel upset,' Leung, 34, says. 'I forget about all my problems when I concentrate on making ceramics.'

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Making art with your bare hands

From a pair of teapots featuring caricatures of George Bush and Osama bin Laden to a collection of cute clay children with varying emotions, the creations at Pottery Farm are always unexpected and unique.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

From Pottery to Ceramics

More than 30 students from The Pottery Workshop showcase works of different styles, including Christine Vidart's Siesta (above). Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Pottery Workshop Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2525 7949. Ends Sat

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Licence to kiln

Time was when potters could be executed for failing to please the emperor, but things have changed since then, says Beijing ceramic artist Feng Shu, exhaling in mock relief. Feng's refusal to bow to traditional grandeur makes him part of an emerging wave of ceramic artists on the mainland.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

One of a kind

Earth Home's name hints at the products sold inside the shop, which eschews anything mass-produced or overstyled. Its ceramics, for instance, are hand-formed and hand-glazed, meaning each piece is unique.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Pot luck

Hsieh Yu-ming proudly holds a picture of his mother as a child. In the background is the same smoking chimney we can see across the rooftops. We are in Hsieh's favourite place: the old second-storey brick workshop where his father taught him, trade-wise, almost everything he knew. Now it is Hsieh's turn to teach, but his task is far more urgent.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Dynamic ceramics

Wannabe ceramicists needing a nudge might be encouraged by Terence Lee's Rippling Colours tea set. The bone china collection (HK$1,350), which consists of 11 pieces, grew out of a brush-and-ink painting he created. Lee, who studied the craft in the US, Japan and China, has a BFA in ceramics from the California College of Arts & Crafts.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco)

The group's principal activities are the production and distribution of alumina and primary aluminium. It also manufactures and sells mechanical equipment, ceramic products, automated systems, electrode systems and electronic products.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A love affair with all things imperial

When ceramics specialist Pola Antebi began to work for Christie's Hong Kong, she was given half a mahjong table to work on. That won't fit many expensive vases.

She was one of six employees then. These days Christie's, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is a somewhat larger operation and is about to take a second floor in Alexandra House, Central.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Pottery works on show

pottery artist Mak Yee-fun is holding an exhibition at City University (CityU) until June 10.

Mak studied ceramics and textiles at West Surrey College of Art and Design in the United Kingdom.

She has devoted herself to the promotion of ceramic art since her return to Hong Kong in 1979.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Ceramic artists shape the old and new

The works of two very different ceramic artists are now on show at the Osage Gallery Loft in Kwun Tong.

Antonio Wong Ngok-tung's 'Fish Series' was inspired by Qi Baishi's painting, Nine Fish. Qi Baishi (1863-1957) is considered one of the greatest modern traditional Chinese painters.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am