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Ben Ben Li

MA work

My recent work employs the skill of throwing. I am interested in product design, and I am inspired by architecture, furniture, medieval armour, leather, metal and paper. I allow the forms to develop through their construction, cutting and manipulating the clay and allowing the seams to reveal the making.

My focus is on functional designs that exist in the realm of utility. I want people to experience handling the work and most importantly to use it in their everyday lives.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2009

  • My recent work employs the skill of throwing. I am interested in product design, and I am inspired by architecture, furniture, medieval armour, leather, metal and paper. I allow the forms to develop through their construction, cutting and manipulating the clay and allowing the seams to reveal the making.

    My focus is on functional designs that exist in the realm of utility. I want people to experience handling the work and most importantly to use it in their everyday lives.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Ceramics, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, 2004
  • Experience

  • Studio Manager & Art Director, Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, 2004-7; Studio Technician, SanBao Ceramic Research Institute, Jingdezhen, 2002-4
  • Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, 2009; Reflection, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2008; Solo Exhibition, Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, 2007; XIXth International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Salle Eden, Vallauris, France, 2006
  • Awards

  • Third prize, Youth Ceramic Competion, 2002; Second prize, May 4th Cultural Art Festival Ceramic Competition, 2001; Third prize, Peace Ceramic Exhibition, 2001