賴志剛 Alan, Lai Chi Kong
,,,,Creator (God) made this world, used the high temperature to melt everything in the core of the Earth to mantle. Stone was created in the various form of cooling lava after the eruption of the mantle to the surface sometimes. Stone became sand and clay through the work of wind, rain, sunshine and dew in years by years. When the clay fell into the core of our Earth, the heat transformed it into…Potter works like the Creator, he fires the piece of clay into a pottery (stoneware). However, potter adds some thoughts on this piece of clay. We call the fired clay culture of human in these thousands of years. Let’s create the “culture”.
,,,,Alan Lai has had a passion for creative art. Clay is one of his favorite creative media, and he was fortunate to study with potter Chan Chung-kong for many years. His confidence with clay was boosted by his first prize on the ACTE art course, a distinction in his Higher Certificate in Studio Ceramics course at the former Hong Kong Polytechnic, and experience of the International Ceramics Workshop in Tokoname in Japan. While studying Art and Education on a scholarship at the University of Liverpool in the U.K., where he earned a 1st class honour degree, Alan was lucky to study privately with the famous British potter, John Pollex. Lai’s ceramics works have been shown in many overseas and local exhibitions and have entered the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition a number of times.
updated: 6-2-2009 Alan