Photograph © Phil Sayer

Photograph © Phil Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

廖雪君, 西元1969 年出生於台灣台中市。英國皇家藝術學院畢業後居住在倫敦從事陶藝創作。

Born in Taiwan in 1969, Liao came to study in the UK in the early 1990s. She has an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art, London, where she also undertook an M. Phil research project in 1999.

Her work can be found in the Crafts Council Collection, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London,
and the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Museum of Art and Design in New York, Carnegie Museum of Art .

Chun Liao’s vessels are generically similar in shape, but never identical. Instead she develops a seemingly limitless range of possibilities through subtle nuances of form, colour and detail. Her aim is ?… to achieve an intermingling of glaze and clay body … to express the moment of spontaneity of the material, and of the time?. One example of the way in which these ideas are translated into form is where a celadon glaze, transparent at the rim of a dish, gradually increases in density towards the base. This results in the thickening of the side-walls, by degree, into the gentlest tapering flare. Fine details include the punctuating traces of tiny gold-coloured metal rods. During the firing, the rods descend into the steep walls of the vessel either horizontally – to run a line through clay and glaze – or vertically to appear as glistening specks around their softly ragged rims.

( Courtesy  of Marsden Woo Gallery)