Penang Native Wood Kiln & Pottery Exhibition

Pottery

The “Penang Native Wood Kiln & Pottery Exhibition” is your one-stop-shop for everything wood kiln and pottery, with a pottery event, exhibition and a workshop to indulge in. The “Penang Native Wood Kiln” event, brought to you by Artopia Penang, is a cultural exchange platform for local and international pottery artists and lovers. First of its kind on Penang island, the Artopia wood kiln strives for a unique wood-fired effect on pottery using the island’s natural resources. Don’t forget to check out the “Penang Native Wood-Fired Pottery” exhibition by PPC Pottery Center. This unique exhibition displays 250 high-quality pottery pieces produced by various pottery enthusiasts in Penang island. Lastly, move with the rhythm of the pottery wheel at the pottery workshop also by the PPC Pottery Center. The workshop introduces and demonstrates the pottery-making techniques of hand-building and wheel throwing to the public. Participants will experience the pottery-making process and take home the piece of handbuilt pottery they made. It’s an excellent present for a loved one – or just keep it for yourself!

Penang Native Wood Kiln

The “Penang Native Wood Kiln” event is a cultural exchange platform for local and international pottery artists and lovers. The Artopia wood kiln is the first of its kind on Penang island. It strives for a unique wood-fired effect on pottery using the island’s natural resources. Wood firing is a strenuous process that takes 48 hours to complete and is usually performed by an experienced, energetic and dedicated pottery team. The outstanding characteristics of pottery fired this way become evident after 4-5 days of cooling.

Pottery Exhibition

Proudly presented by the PPC Pottery Center from Penang, Malaysia, the “Penang Native Wood-Fired Pottery” Exhibition displays 250 pottery pieces of high quality produced by various pottery enthusiasts in Penang island. These pottery pieces are inspired by life on Penang island and express their fond memories of it.

Pottery Workshop

The PPC Pottery Center introduces and demonstrates the pottery-making techniques of hand-building and wheel throwing to the public. Participants will get to experience the pottery-making process. All participants will be able to take home the piece of handbuilt pottery they have created and experience wheel throwing in a fun-filled way.

Work size: width 10 cm x length 10 cm x height 12 cm

Note: The pottery pieces can be collected only one month after the firing process.

Biography

Tay Cher Siang (Facilitator)

Tay Cher Siang is one of Southeast Asia’s finest jazz pianists, composers, arrangers and producers, and currently lives in Kuala Lumpur. With an early training in classical music, he took up jazz in his teens and began a musical odyssey as a jazz pianist. He studied with the renowned teachers James Miltenberger and Paul Scea in the United States, before returning to Malaysia to immerse himself in jazz education at a number of universities, while also teaching at his private studio and giving masterclasses and jazz clinics. As a pianist and composer, Cher Siang has toured extensively, performing in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America with both the multinational band Unit Asia, and with his own band WVC Jazz – one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary jazz ensembles.

 

Rizal Tony (Facilitator)

Rizal Tony is a full-time music educator, jazz guitarist, musician, music director, music arranger and composer, affiliated with Universiti Teknologi MARA. He has collaborated widely with local and international musicians and artists working in the genres of both jazz and popular music.

 

Ng Chor Guan (Facilitator)

Ng Chor Guan is an internationally acclaimed creator, composer, multidisciplinary artist, thereminist, improviser, educator, and co-founder of the contemporary arts collective Toccata Studio. He is a familiar face in many international arts festivals across the continents, and a prolific artist whose diverse body of work is rooted in contemporary technology that transcends genres. His interactive creation, Mobile Phone Orchestra (MPO), encourages audiences to play an active role in the performance, and was presented at the George Town Festival and the Melaka Art and Performance Festival, as well as in Britain and South Korea. His musical creation Space Age won the category of Best Production and Best Original Music at BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. Guan’s most recent project with Toccata Studio, titled Project 2020, is a multidisciplinary performance powered by the concepts of multiple futures and time travel.

Postponed until further notice

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Streaming Platform:

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Fee:

RM50

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Fee:

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