At The Other Potters, we are a group of experienced and enthusiastic potters who have come together to put our work on this website to bring you a very large and growing collection of handmade and unique ceramic ware. Our art pieces and functional ware make ideal gifts for every special occasion and should find a place in every home.
As part of our vision for this store, we will from time to time be inviting guest potters, both experienced as well as budding artists, to showcase their work alongside ours. For budding artists in particular, we hope that this platform will encourage them to pursue their passion and give them an opportunity to make their work available to a wider customer base.
We hope you enjoy browsing our collection and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us on WhatsApp 96518564 or email us at email@example.com.
When I touched clay for the first time, almost 15 years ago, I was immediately pulled into the intriguing world of earth, fire, water, wheel and hands. The infinite possibilities of creating a thing of beauty that has outlived our forefathers and will outlive us, is the magic that continues to entice, endure and guide. To me, the centering of a lump of clay is meditative, wheeling the entire world to a point of perfect balance and harmony. The process of pulling and pushing requires delicate interaction, leading it gently into becoming what your heart wants, at the same time respecting the boundaries the clay sets. It is this balance of leading it on and being led on that I strive to achieve. Working on the wheel is my passion and forte. The urge to create bigger, more perfect shapes and forms is a self-imposed challenge that makes me return to the wheel over and over again. These surfaces then are a canvas, carved, stretched, stamped or just left plain. The confluence of these earthy forms with glaze and fire breathes life into clay that will prevail. Reduction firing excites me and is what my pottery dreams are made of while oxidation firing keeps me grounded, pushing me to explore more within the known. The inspiration for shapes and designs are often traditional and functional, but increasingly I find myself appreciating imperfections, adding a new direction, depth and dimension to the forms. I am a potter by choice and I celebrate clay every day. It gives me pause, so as to live every moment as it connects my soul to nature, to earth, to the infinite. I hope my pots convey this connection and bring joy, peace and harmony wherever they live, conveyed onwards from the wheel.
For the past few years, I have been successfully running Wheel of Clay pottery studio. It is located at 16 Jalan Kilang Timor, a very quiet and peaceful place that helps me achieve my pottery dreams.
Delphine's journey in pottery started some 16 years ago, under the tutelage of Master Potter Lim Kim Hui. And being selected to participate in an artist-residency programme with the International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname (IWCAT) programme in Japan, in 2011 spurred her on this journey.
Her fascination with nature and art began in her early childhood. Even so, she took the long and winding route through the corporate world, only to find her path back to the Arts. Art and Nature are life’s two great teachers! She sees the infinite miracles in the work of Creation for its pure inspiration. To know that we can be part of this creative dynamism and make something beautiful of life, is itself a humbling lesson.
Delphine's impulse to create urges her to find something through art; to create something that is spontaneous, current and that speaks of the journeys, travels and passages of time, existence and environment. True enjoyment comes through in works of unbridled expressions. For her, clay is such a persuasive language without words, like a poetic voice to express oneself. Besides enjoying the calming movement of the wheel and the solitude of concentrating at creating something out of clay, she is intrigued by the unexpected outcomes, seeing the perfection in the imperfections as the works reveal themselves at the end of a process. Always enjoying what creates that magical moment!
Working mostly at her studio-gallery, she enjoys exploring various forms and experimenting with glazes in different firing environments - trying to find the balance in the incredibly intricate forces of nature.
To her, Art is to delight the human senses and spirit and it is something beautiful to be enjoyed. The act of living is in the essence of what we do, In art, she tries to connect with what she learns and tries to make something of it that others might also enjoy for whatever they see in it. She hopes to share this philosophy of art and love for pottery. Better still, to make art to speak for a worthy cause and to raise awareness and direct funds where it is most needed for others to live better quality lives.
Delphine's works have been shown in exhibitions in Singapore and overseas in Japan, Taiwan and Belgium. Her works have been acquired by corporate and private collectors, government agencies, as well as for VIP awards and gifts.
To delve further into this creative energy, she has joined the Sculpture Society of Singapore, serving currently on the Committee.