Who am I ? I am a tea bowl.
Here, I try to look at the world from the perspective of a teabowl.
After spending almost a year in the hospital for cancer, I have taken some time to reflect upon my perspective on life and what I find important. For me, human relationships have been the means and motive to grow. People's smiles are as important as food and water to me.
Here is an article that appeared in the magazine "Art and Perception" in the summer 2002, in which Diane Chin Lui writes about her experience at the studio.
I have compiled a list of ideas which I consider to form the basis of my work. Traditions, the choice of clay, the firing method, the relation to materials as well as harmony between the work and the universe are all very important to me.
There are a number of values which I hold essential to living in harmony with oneself and others, as well as being a good and truthful artist. Here is a list of 31 of them...
Ten steps to better understand the zen spirit, and their equivalent for the potter.