The Art Shop
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Ryan Cheng Pottery
Ryan learned ceramics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (co-presented by Hong Kong Art School) graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in Ceramics. His art pieces have been exhibited in galleries in Hong Kong and have been collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and other private collectors.
While working on his art, Ryan also produces small batches of functional ware for sale. In 2018 he started Ryan Cheng Pottery to feature his pottery work.
Coming from Hong Kong and having a background in industrial design, Ryan's interest in ceramics was naturally drawn to the modern studio pottery style of 20th century artists like Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Walter Keeler. These artists continued a long tradition of ceramic techniques while keeping them relevant to their time by using the craft to express their own individual aesthetics. Inspired by these artists and his own passion to create, Ryan continues to explore his craft in order to produce pottery that is new and unique.
Ophelia Kwong was born in Hong Kong in 1983 and raised in England and Hong Kong. She received a BA in Art History from Rutgers State University of New Jersey in 2005 and a Higher Diploma from the Hong Kong Arts School, majoring in painting. She has exhibited in many group exhibitions including 'the 65th Artist Village, and The Meaty Mushroom Exhibition" at JCCAC, Her work has been split into phases dealing with different subject matter including peaches, eggs and is currently focused on mushrooms. Ophelia often uses nature in symbolic and projects human traits onto the subject matter in a way of personification.
‘Sometimes one is able to see yourself in the most natural things in the world. I create mushroom work because it reminds of myself. Through nature, I have seen a certain essence of humanity'