Hsin-Chuen Lin - Untitles
Porcelain, Wheel-thrown, Cone 11 Reduction-fired
9.75"w x 5.25"d x 8.5"h
My work has been strongly influenced by traditional vessel forms, particularly early Chinese objects. Bronzes from the Shang and Zhou periods and pottery from the Sung dynasty have provided me with several thousand years of culture resource for my creativity. Also, the freedom and spontaneous of making pots which I learned from the American contemporary ceramics broadened my view. I like to integrate culture influences into my work using contemporary concepts and techniques.
Hsin-Chuen Lin was born in 1962 in Kaoxiong Xian, Taiwan. He graduated from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, major in Industrial Education. In 1981, he took his first ceramic course. Lin was so attracted to the media of clay that he spent most of his time in ceramic studio. “I don’t know why I like it so much. Perhaps I can recall my early years in the countryside playing with clay.”
Working in clay has been Lin's passion for almost 40 years. His form has evolved since came to U.S. in 1988. His inspiration comes from eastern culture, particular Chinese Shan, Zhou dynasty's bronzes as well as Song dynasty's elegant pottery. He also was influenced by the American contemporary ceramics, the freedom and spontaneous of making pots. He works mainly on a potter’s wheel. His beautiful vessels are first thrown, then torn, punched, squeezed, decorated, and finally fired, such as raku, sagger, gas and wood fire depending on what he wants to express.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.