Fiery Exhibition by Tan Vooi Yam
After more than two years of creating one of a kind artworks, Tan Vooi Yam held his fifth solo exhibition entitled ‘Wood Fired Ceramic’ recently, at Greentown Business Centre.
The one-week exhibition displayed more than 20 ceramic pieces created by Tan with the help of his team. Among items available at the show were plates, vases and a few face sculptures that Tan described as a series of ‘Emotional States’.
“All of these clay sculptures were put in a kiln built by us and left under hot temperature (1300° celcius) for 30 hours. It is a meticulous process as we need to make sure that each of them is burnt perfectly with no cracks or any damages,” added Tan as he explained his history and the world of ceramics.
Tan is currently the designer at his family’s pottery factory. His kiln, called the ipohGama was built in 2014 and was the first in Ipoh. Although the ceramic scene in Malaysia isn’t as big as Tan wishes, he is determined to create more art pieces in the future.
“My previous exhibition was held in 2013 at Lim Ko Pi Gallery. I am now working on new ideas for my upcoming show and it will definitely be different from what you are seeing here,” said Tan.