Sebastian Moh, of Malaysian background, produces pottery that reflects an Asian aesthetic and exudes a subliminity that I find really appealing. Created for everyday use, his beautiful pottery straddles the line between meditative object and functional item.
Sebastian Moh’s artistic statement:
Years ago in Malaysia I witnessed a demonstration on a pottery wheel and it planted the seed. I was drawn to the idea of indefinite variation, of tapping an eternity of creativity. From that point I paid close attention to the ceramic arts. Upon arrival in the United States, I received my degree in product design in 1993 at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he explored the opportunity to take ceramic classes as an elective. After working in hospitality for a few years, I decided to pursue the vision that had formed so strongly as a youth. I set up a small studio and began exploring the possibilities.
The essence of my work is to create a visual interest that will trigger an aesthetic response. The vessels articulate a rhythm that appeals to an abstract of universal human emotion. My goal is to simply to make good work.
Sebastian is currently Vice President of the Louisville Clay Association.
His deep glazes are electric fired. ” The kiln is obviously an integral part of my process, I make the work and my kiln finishes it. My glazes articulate the forms. It is imperative that the kiln in which they are fired is reliable, making it an indispensable tool for me. My time is valuable and, for this reason, the kiln needs to be low maintenance and consistent.”
See Sebastian Moh :
Porcelain teabowl, electric kiln, multifired
Porcelain Bowl – Sebastian Moh
porcelain covered jar