WEE SHIANG TAY
Where Home Is, 2023
Hand-built earthenware with found objects, garden soil, cushion, incense.
Wee Shiang Tay
As a ceramic artist, I focus on expressing joy and interpreting stories through my hands and clay. My current series of interactive work titled Where Home Is was inspired by the notion of belonging, creating a home, immigration, and the connections between people and their heritage. The stories from each hand-built sculpture come from the people around me, their names stamped onto each piece. By listening and understanding their stories, I realised that home does not always mean a physical space, but rather, it can be a feeling, a person, an action, or even a belief.
Other than creating sculptural works, I enjoy creating cute, animated clay forms with the use of vibrant coloured glazes. By combining wheel throwing and hand building techniques in my other works, I also like to create functional yet sculptural dishware which aims to bring happiness to people’s daily lives.
Thank you to everyone who participated in my work, your stories will always be heard. To mom, dad and my two sisters, thank you for always being here with me, no matter how far apart we are.
This work was created on Kaurna Country.