Hong Kong’s pierced concrete patterns merge with surface designs from 1970s’ tableware in many of the pieces I made whilst living there – not always an easy fit. Now I live in Beijing and vintage elements can be spotted around the city.
Here’s a favourite Hong Kong building – a church in Garden Road – quite hard to photograph on a busy uphill dual carriageway.
According to Jonathan Adler, “the reckless disregard for convention…is completely liberating…When I’m feeling restricted by pottery dogma…I think of the organic, rule-breaking forms…and I feel inspired.”
Some baby blue concrete in Beijing.
Cylindrical earthenware vessel with pierced holes, scraffito, stencilled coloured slip and copper and cobalt oxide.
Beijing street cat, this one’s pretty cool!