Designs in clay and wheel thrown tableware.
Previously based in South London.
Currently in the South Pacific, looking for new adventures.
Thanks for stopping by Kuan Ceramics.
The online store is currently closed as I am in New Zealand for the summer.
I am getting my bearings back here in the mother land. I am tentatively making, but working with different clays and glazes take a bit of time. There may be some made in New Zealand pieces added to the website.
Stay up-to-date via my instagram account @kuan_ceramics.
Thank you for your support!
I am a part-time potter based in South London, working out of the studios at Parade Mews Pottery, Tulse Hill.
My family are from Taiwan, I grew up in New Zealand and studied architecture in Sydney, Australia. It was during my architectural studies that I took a ceramics elective as an escape from the more technical aspects of the degree.
I loved working with clay and the meditative aspects of the craft. Along with the fact ceramics was for everyone! A ceramic studio is a gathering of different stories, histories and inspirations. I still work in architecture but always sought out night classes, ceramic courses wherever I lived as a spiritual base.
Most of my work is wheel thrown tableware. I make pieces for the every day, whether it's bowls for the table or mugs for tea with a book.
I enjoy working with a variety of different clays, revealing the natural textures and colours of the materials in each piece.
All my work is made in small batches and wear the handmade qualities with honesty. There may be some wobble and pots will vary slightly in size. I mix the glazes from raw materials so occasionally glaze can vary in colour or have drips. Hopefully you will also find that these elements adds to the charm and character of the pots and serve as a reminder that each piece is unique.