Ceramics & Glass (MA)
Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Shau Tzu received her BA in Crafts & Design from the National Taiwan University of Arts in 2016, followed by eight months at TAMA Art University in Tokyo as an exchange student. In 2019, she undertook an artist residency in Jingdezhen’s Sanbao ceramic institute. Shau Tzu lives and works in Taipei.
2014 Hsinchu City Golden Glass Award, Student Group - Honorable Mention
2016 National Taiwan University Crafts&Design Department Graduation Exhibition, first prize.
2017 The 3rd Taiwan Young Pottery Artist Award & Biennale - Selected artist.
2015 Yiyeo, Craftsman Exhibition, Taiwan.
2015 J1003, Ceramics workshop group exhibition, Taiwan.
2015 Group exhibition, Zhong Yaru × ShauTzu × Hsu Yuting, Taiwan.
2017 White, The 3rd Taiwan Young Pottery Artist Award & Biennale, Taiwan.
2017 Group Exhibition, Re, TAMA Craft Department Waste Recreation, Japan.
2019 Material Statements Exhibition, Dyson Gallery, UK.
2019 Across Borders, experimenting with ideas and process, Jingdezhen, China.
2020 24:4, Royal College of Art C&G exhibition, UK.
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My practice is often inspired by collecting people’s emotions and observing the vivid moments in my own life. My work explores human relationships and connects to the viewer’s life experience, aiming to trigger their own individual thoughts and responses. My works are usually constructed by building with numerous clay coils. Fingerprints will be left when pressing the coils into place, layer by layer, perfectly reflecting the time spent undertaking this process, when there is only clay and myself.
A new life 1
A new life 2
The monumental sculptural form is a reference to both traditional pagodas and modern London tower blocks; a reflection of how I felt when I first moved to London and my own culture's heritage, bubble tea.
Size:30*30*60 cm/ 20*10*50 cm
Tin Oxide’s Molecular Structure — An interweaved, stacking form that reflects tin oxide’s molecular structure to produce a new state of tin.
Tin Pest — “Tin pest” is a physical phenomenon when white tin (β-tin) transforms into grey tin (α-tin) under cold conditions. Using a blow torch, I fired tin sheets to create a beautiful pattern to mimic the disintegrating state when tin pest happens.
Molten Tin Drop — I attached crumpled tin sheets on the ceramics balls to represent the surface of tin ball. The structure aims to capture the action of tin melting.
Size:15*15*65cm * 3 pieces
We damn good couple
Let's play together
How are you doing today?
Detail of How are you doing today?
Size:10*15*30cm/ 20*6*10cm / 100*60*5cm
What's going on in love? — Level 1. I think he is into me. I am kind of into him too. Level 2. we are like glue and varnish. I'll go wherever you go. Level 3. We all not perfect but let's try together to be better. Level 4. We are independent individuals, yet when we are together, we are inseparable. Final level. Love isn’t about changing one another, it’s about growing together.
I am pairing words with works. As an exercise, I have chosen the five stages of falling in love: attraction, infatuation, understanding, stability and commitment.