“White Pearl and Green Pearl”
Approximately 8cm (D) by 10cm (H)
by Lai Say Beng
White Pearl and Green Pearl were wheel thrown from the raw form and finished in Shino and Celadon glazes, fired in a gas kiln to 1280oC. Reduction at 1200oC achieved the subtle variation of the color on each pot.
In line with helping to raise funds for a needy cause, this pairing of ‘White Pearl and Green Pearl’ expresses the link between Ipoh and Singapore where artists can collaborate in one expression of love through art.
To explore the beauty and excitement of ceramics, I have also delved into other firing technique such as Raku firing where the unpredictable outcome from the fire reacting with the clay is simply fascinating.
I hope that this project would bring about meaningful collaborative efforts to promote art, and at the same time help the less fortunate in our society.
Lai Say Beng is a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Science at Singapore Polytechnic (SP), whose passion for art is matched by his passion for teaching mathematics. Say Beng picked up ceramic art as a hobby way back in 2000 and is still exploring ways of expressing himself through clay. In 2004, the Art@SP exhibition was held to commemorate SP’s 50th anniversary where Say Beng contributed 40 of his ceramic pieces to help raise funds for needy students.
“White Pearl and Green Pearl” is available for private and public collection. All proceeds from the sale of the said artwork, net of Paypal and other necessary service, administrative and delivery charges, shall be donated by the artists to Rumah Charis. Delivery within Singapore only. This is in support of caring homes for the elderly and children.