5 Singaporean Ceramic Artists You should know


Jessie Lim


Jessie Lim boasts an extensive range of work, from contemporary sculptures to functional pots and platters to installation pieces. Her works have been showcased in various countries such as Norway, Sweden, China, Thailand and Japan.

She has previously taught Ceramics at both LASALLE College of the Arts and NUS. She went on to establish the Ceramics Department at SOTA and she has moved on to currently conducting workshops in her own studio.




Han Sai Por


Han Sai Por is one of Asia’s leading modern sculptors and Singapore’s Cultural Medallion recipient. She boasts an impressive list of international exhibitions and projects around the world and her works are showcased in many international institutions, public spaces and private collections.


Image courtesy of Goodman Arts Centre



Iskandar Jalil


Devoting 50 years of his life into mastering his craft, Iskandar Jalil has been labelled as Singapore’s Master Potter. This dedication and excellent workmanship earned him numerous awards, even leading the Japanese emperor to confer The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold Rays with Rosette) on him.


PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES



Ng Eng Teng


Ng Eng Teng is widely known as The Grandfather of Singapore Sculpture. He was a sculptor in Singapore with figurative sculptures as his trademark.

Mother And Child, a bronze sculpture outside Far East Shopping Centre along Orchard Road, and The Explorer located at the entrance of the Singapore Art Museum are some of his artworks exemplifying his legacy.


Image courtesy of National University of Singapore Museum.



Alvin Tan Teck Heng


Alvin Tan Teck Heng was the curator of the “Ceramicship” exhibition at One East Asia where he also had his first solo exhibition “Clay Voyage” in 2013. He loyally follows the legacy of past masters to create traditional pottery wares, such as his renowned teapots and teacups series or his large-scale sculptural relief vases that mimic natural shapes and patterns.



Image courtesy of Ceramic Art Project

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