Wenying Li

Jiajia Qi

Jiajia Qi’s first interest is in architectural space and the way her works can transform it. The past few years, she increasingly used light, reflections and transparent materials, so working with ceramics for the first time asked quite some adjustments. If a piece doesn’t come out of the kiln the way you intended, you just have to make it again. Qi did a lot of tests to find the most reflective glazes. Her residency was as much about the learning process as it was about the works she made. One is a large dish, with a magnificent blue glaze that reflects the light in small sparks that seem to run across the ribbed surface like electric pulses in a circuit or impulses through the brain. She also made a series of large very flat discs meant to reflect light in an installation she will be building later.

Mingxuan Tan

With a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, artist Mingxuan Tan (CH) moved to Norway to pursue an MA degree of ceramics in Art and Craft department of Oslo National Academy of the Arts. At EKWC, she made four wayward geometric, architectural sculptures with lively sinter engobes, and several other works that could still be many different things. A series of intense, thought-provoking pieces in pigmented clay turns wombs into butterflies (or butterflies into wombs) linking life and death, the physical and the spiritual, through personal memories and narratives – like many of her works.

Zhifei Yang

Mingxuan Tan

Zhifei Yang

Jiawen Hou