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Artists Statement

Initially I was thinking why I was interested to stay with clay because of varied reactions from other visual artists. Therefore, I try to start from the material of ceramics and think about the innate character of ceramics, such as plasticity, hollowness, variety of textures, diversity of glaze and many different firing progresses. Obviously, there are special characteristics in ceramics which are totally different from other materials. Due to the ceramics’ characteristics I am interested in immersing in a silent conversation with the material which is about the material process, and that is a main reason for me to stay with ceramics for a long time. In short, the material of ceramics has lured me into the clay art field.

The idea of transitional space comes from the feedback of creating ceramics. Indeed, it is a dialogue between the material and myself. The meaning of transitional space is represented as transitional period in which things are changing from one position to another. Therefore, the transitional space is a connection between inner space and outer space and which has become the key manifestation in artworks because where inner and outer space meet, unexpected and interesting channels may appear.

Curriculum Vitae

BORN Taipei, Taiwan 1977


Since April 2006 PhD Candidate of Visual Arts, Ceramics
Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney

Sept 2000~2002 Master of Fine Art, Major: Craft and Design
Graduate School of Plastic Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts

Sept 1996~2000 Bachelor of Fine Art and High School Teaching Certificate
Industrial Art Department, National Taiwan College of Arts


Solo Shows

2002 Transitional Space
Ceramic Arts at Keelung Municipal Culture Center, Keelung, Taiwan

2000 Ceramic Art Graduation Show
National Taiwan College of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Shows

2007 Muswellbrook Open Ceramic Award
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW Australia

2007 Utility: Feast or Famine, Sydney Design Week
Curated show of Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, University of Sydney

2007 The Sydney Teapot Exhibition
Inner City Clay Workers Gallery, Glebe, NSW Australia

2007 The Cup & Saucer Exhibition
Where I Fall in Love Gallery, Warwickshire UK

2006 Asia-Australia Artists Annual Member Exhibition
4A Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

2006 The Three Weeds Art Show
The Three Weeds Hotel, Rozelle, NSW Australia

2006 Clay Station Eight
Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont, NSW Australia

2005 New Taiwan Ceramicist
National Cheng-Chi University Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2004 Return ? Quadrant
National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2003 Craft and Design Weekly Show
Art Center of National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2002 Mysterious Container, Mysterious Constitute
North & South Gallery, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2000 Metal Craft and Design Exhibition
Taipei World Trade Show Center, Taipei, Taiwan

1998 Jewelry Design Show
Taipei World Trade Show Center, Taipei, Taiwan


2007 Ceramics Award of Utility: feast or famine
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia

2006 The Third Price of the Three Weeds Art Price
Student Association, Sydney College of the Arts (SASCA), Australia

2003 Selected Award of Taipei County Arts Exhibition
Taipei County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

2002 Aesthetics Dissertation Award (Master of Fine Art)
S-An Cultural Foundation, Taiwan

2001 The Second Prize of Belize National Ceramics Exchange Exhibition Award
National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2000 Selected Award of Taipei Ceramics Exhibition
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1999 The Second Prize of Craft Arts Department Annual Exhibition
National Taiwan College of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

1999 The First Prize of Jewelry New Design Competition
Taiwan Provincial Handicraft Research Institute

1998 The Good Design Award of Taipei Jewelry Design Competition
Taiwan Jewelry Industrial Association, Taipei, Taiwan


2002 Natural Sightseeing Tour, The Third Prize of Public Arts Competition
Taipei Municipal Special Education School, Taipei, Taiwan

2001 Springwater, Installed in the Taipei Yingge Waterworks, Taipei, Taiwan

2000 Colorful Clouds, Assistant to Professor Chan-Chou Liou, NTUA
Installed in the Yingge Ceramics Museum Open Air Area, Taipei, Taiwa


2007 Paper “The Demonstration of Mitsuo Shoji’s Color Inlay”, The Journal of Taiwan Ceramic Art, Vol 55, P68-71.

2004 Art Statement “Return?Quadrant” presented at National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2002 Master’s Thesis Presentation “A Research for the Performance of Transitional Space Applied to the Ceramic Art Creativity”, National Taiwan University of Arts.

2002 Paper “A Study of Mr. San-Si Tzeng's Ceramics”, 2002 Plastic Art Symposium, National Taiwan University of Arts.

2001 Paper “A Study of Chinese Red Ware in Form Design” presented at School of Plastic Art for NTUA Postgraduate Students.

2001 Paper, “A Study of Mr. San-Si Tzeng's Ceramic Paintings”, The Journal of Taiwan
Craft, No. 9, October, P.73-81.


2001 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belize
2000 National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan
1998 National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, Taiwan


Since 2007 Tableware Design for Azuma Restaurant
Japanese Dining in Chifley Plaza, Sydney NSW, Australia


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