John C K Leong
After 30 years in the corporate world, John Leong decided to pursue his love for art and develop his passion for ceramics. Trained as an accountant, John took up pottery as a hobby in 2018 and discovered that he had a natural talent for working with clay. Besides ceramics, his interests in art include painting and photography.
As a ceramic artist, he enjoys the entire process of working with clay and exploring different forms and glazes. He draws inspiration from his keen observation of nature and the environment, and likes simple forms that convey a sense of stability and calmness. His works explore the relationship between man and his natural environment, local Singaporean themes, as well as contemporary issues like sustainability, social diversity and interpersonal relationships through form and the use of clay and glazes.
The Making Process
The typical making process of a ceramics artwork involves clay preparation, forming, trimming, drying, bisque firing, glazing and firing. This normally takes between 2 to 4 weeks or longer.
These ceramic works are glaze-fired in a gas kiln (in reduction atmosphere where oxygen is drawn from the clay body and glaze of the artwork). The reduction process cause changes to the characteristics of the clay body and glaze, producing unique, highly desirable and beautiful effects.
Seal of Authenticity
Each piece of artwork is handmade and fired in Singapore. They are unique and no two pieces are identical. John Leong’s seal is comprised of his family name written in ancient Chinese characters. It is normally affixed at or around the base of the artwork using a small ball of clay. With this seal, you can be assured of the authenticity and quality of each piece of artwork.
John C K Leong
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