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.
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.
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？