Honours Project

As a craftswoman and tailor, Shek Wing Ki sculpts functional objects with a designer’s insight in response to both physical needs and expectations of users. Material life in reality and its adoration aspects are her interests. She sees this as a way of art to seek personal spaces in modern life.

石詠琪以設計師的視角,利用工匠和裁縫的技術,來造可用之物,藉此回應使用者的實際需要及期望。她對於現實中物質生活,以及戀物層面極感興趣,並視之為現代人尋找個人空間的藝術形式。

Good Cups
好杯

Ceramics
陶瓷

Size variable 尺寸不定
2019

This project started with a mass-produced ceramic cup I had been using. It is a good cup but could be better. Therefore, I started to make my own “ideal cup”.

Yet, should I attach handle? Should I make a matching cup coaster or lid? Also, what about the choice of clay, adjustments on glaze recipes, surface textures, volumes, weight…?

I make and review cups repeatedly until I made 100 good cups but not a single “ideal cup”. I doubt if I can find my “ideal cup”, or if it even exists.

 

根據一隻我用過的量產陶瓷杯,啟發我製作一隻理想的杯。

加杯柄好嗎? 要搭配杯墊或杯蓋嗎? 泥的選擇、釉方調整、 質感、容量、重量……

直至我發現做了第100隻好杯,仍沒有一隻理想的杯。 我理想中的杯能被找到嗎? 它存在嗎?