Cita Seni - Receptacle of Feeling/Filling A Showcasing of Pottery by Suriani Suratman
Date: 23 September 2017, Saturday
Time: 11am - 1:30pm
Venue: Blue Room
Free with Registration
This forum showcases a selection of Dr Suriani's pottery creations. She will also share her experience as a potter in Singapore and relate the process of transforming clay into works of art. This forum aims to point to an appreciation of the complex pottery making process and the created pottery works could be informed by both intuition and education.
About Dr Suriani Suratman
Dr. Suriani Suratman, a social anthropologist is currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore. She first started pottery classes in 2001 under the tutelage of Master Potter Iskandar Jalil. She has participated in several group exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition was in 2013. Her works are displayed at ART2 Gallery and Mulan Gallery
Suriani Suratman first started taking pottery classes in 2001 at the Centre for the Arts, National University of Singapore (NUS) under the tutorship of Iskandar Jalil. It was the beginning of a lot of fun, excitement, challenge and above all, the evolvement of a new passion. She now has a studio space at Jalan Bahar Clay Studios (JBCS). She also teaches pottery and has been offering classes both in handbuilding and throwing on the wheel since 2005.
She has done several commissioned works for Ministry of Law (2012), Singapore International Foundation (2009), National Heritage Board, Patron of the Year Award (2007), The Sentosa Resort and Spa (2006) and Temasek Holdings (2003). Her works are dislplayed at ART2 Gallery, Old Hill Street Police Station Building and Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, #01-07.
In addition Apollo’s Dream (2016), a ceramic mural and installation was commissioned by the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Date: 22 - 26 September 2017, Friday - Tuesday
Time: 10am - 8pm
Venue: Gallery 2
Pottery is emblematic to human creation. While meaning of pottery can be extricated in some discourses, the lived experience of the pottery making is one that demands a laborious commitment, a strong understanding of clay and glazes and a vivid imagination of possibilities. Pottery by construct is defined by a hollow within that is a receptacle.
This exhibition showcases Dr Suriani’s pottery creations where her works shows her experience as a potter and her process of transforming clay into works of art.