"Painted in Peng Chau" Craftsmen X ceramics artist X graphic designers of three generations. What do they think about this traditional craft and about Peng Chau?
As you marvel at the beauty of these craft objects, take a moment to explore the inspiring history, culture and humanity behind them…
Peng Chau Island was once a thriving industrial powerhouse. In the 60s and 70s, the largest factory in Southeast Asia for making matches began to establish in the northwestern coast of this small island. Other large-scale factories included teak furniture, shipyards, tanneries, etc. Light industry also flourished such as light bulb factories, cane-weaving industry, and many other types of handcrafts.
During the heyday, Chiu Kee (超記) Porcelain Factory had 30 craftsmen including Master Lam Chiu who used his porcelain painting skills to feed his whole family.
Presented by SOIL, the exhibition will invite us to trace the paths of memories of Master Lam and his wife, and their encounters with the ceramic artist Winus Lee and two young graphic designers me(Vicky Lau) and Kathy Liu through short films, literature, installation and creation of works – all painted in Peng Chau.
Weekendhk Magazine #767 introduced different eco-friendly products in SOIL. SOIL especially collaborated with Hong Kong local artist, Cotton Car, to explore the possibilities of form generation on hexagon bamboo hand-woven pieces.
SOIL new studio shop is now open at Unit S307, Block A, PMQ 元創方, Aberdeen Street, Central, HK
The videos are playing on SOIL vimeo channel now! This is my first attempt to video production!
In early 2013, I was invited to create a short video about SOIL. I’m glad that to have an opportunity to interview serval Hong Kong craft designers and artists, including Chris Lo [Ceramics Artist], Chau So-Hing [Graphic Designer], Carman Cheung [Craft Designer, Cotton Car], Yeung Sau Lun [The Polska Traveller, Jewellery Designer]. They are all has extensive experience with hand craft design.
SOIL | Short film Film producer, art direction & production
"The idea was inspired by a trip to Myanmar."
We interviewed serval Hong Kong designers, including Chau So-Hing and Chris Lo who was invited by SOIL to visit lacquer establishments in Burma in 2012.
After the inspired journey, SOIL worked with them on further experiments on developing original lacquerware design. As a result, the first limited edition “After Sunset” was introduced at the second pop up store in Square Street as the finale exhibition in March 2013.
On the other hand, special thanks to Veronica Gritsenko for all her inspirations and sharing. This video has included some footage of her research on traditional lacquer making at Black Elephant Studio in Bagan, Burma.
More details of SOIL’s first attempt to original lacquerware design Here
Traditional hand painting on ceramics Illustration & handcraft My first attempt of the design and hand painting on ceramics. Underglazes are colored clays that are applied to unfired pottery and then covered with transparent glazes to be fired.
A Night at the Museum of Art Event identity design & Art Direction
“A Night at the Museum of Art with Andy Warhol” was co-organised by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMA). About 600 secondary school students across Hong Kong spent the night at the museum after it closed its doors on Feb 22 and March 8, 2013,
The Museum of Art opened its doors after dark for an extraordinary all-night festival of Andy Warhol! The students were granted exclusive access to the largest collection of Warhol’s art ever to be exhibited in Asia, also they embarked on a night-long experience of creativity, imagination and discovery through a series of hands-on activities.