Portfolio Overview 作品系列總覽


Lavender Fields
薰衣草花田

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Sidebar Text Alignment - determines the text alignment within the site sidebar.

Text Size - sets the size of the font for body text.

Body Text Color - choose the color used on all body text.

Body Link Color - choose the color used on all body text links.

Body Link (Hover) Color - choose the color used on all body text links when hovered.

Quote - sets the size of the font for block quote text.

Quote Size - sets the size of the font for block quote text.


Smoke Fired
燻燒

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「燻燒」是一種非常古老的陶器燒製方式,利用燃燒薪材、木頭後所產生的碳黑素,自然地在土坯上燻出別緻的紋樣,那種天然的紋理、色澤是釉藥所無法展現的。不過也因如此,絕大多數的燻燒陶作品只能呈現出黑色、古樸的模樣,燻染上去的紋路也無法操控。

為了打破這種限制,提供燻燒作品更豐富的面貌,我努力鑽研各種可拿來燃燒產生碳素的媒材,試驗了各種水溶性化合物可產生的色彩表現,獨創出以鋁箔紙包覆的燻燒法,並以此為主題,在1995年發表了我的研究所畢業論文。

傳統的燻燒法需要在戶外做窯,燃燒產生的高溫和二氧化碳都令人難耐,但以鋁箔紙包覆的燻燒法可以在室內以電窯進行,省時省力,而且去除了許多燒窯中無法控制的變因,因為這樣突破的燻燒法讓我的作品色彩豐富,圖案變化多端,還能與釉藥一起呈現,加上純金水的點綴,使原本古樸的燻燒黑陶搖身一變成為時尚、現代、亮麗的彩陶作品。

我的陶藝旅程,由燻燒開始,許多這時期的創作元素都在日後的各系列中延續並越加成熟。

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Sidebar Fixed - enable a fixed sidebar that will stay put while the site is scrolled. 

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Sidebar Padding - control the amount of space between the sidebar and the page content.


Leaf Tenmoku
木葉天目

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「木葉天目」起源於一千兩百多年前的宋朝,相傳當年的陶匠在戶外排窯準備柴燒時,偶有樹葉隨風飄落至土坯上,匠人不以為意,然而出窯時卻驚見落葉不但沒有被窯火燒燼而灰飛煙滅,反倒熔入釉中,呈現清晰動人的葉脈紋路,倒入茶湯後,葉形隨波搖曳,彷彿一葉扁舟浮於其中,令當時的文人雅士愛不釋手,成為他們用來「鬥茶」的精品。

對禪宗而言,「木葉天目」也有著特殊意義,想像一片落葉在生命的逝去的時刻,經過窯火的淬鍊後卻得到了永生,有如證道高僧涅槃後成就了不朽之身一樣,有修成正果之意,禪意之美,盡在不言中。

可惜的是,在宋朝結束後,這樣的神秘技法在中國宣告失傳,後來輾轉傳入日本,不過傳世的作品少之又少,都成了博物館中珍藏的國寶級文物。直到近代在各地陶藝家的努力鑽研下,「木葉天目」才漸漸復興。

傳統的木葉天目以黑色天目釉為底釉,搭配金黃色調的葉片,大多數將葉片置於茶碗或器皿底部來呈現。

我的作品則試著突破傳統框架,除了黑色天目釉外,調配出紅、黃、綠等多種顏色的天目釉,甚至將葉片燒製於非天目釉系統的釉中,如青瓷、銅紅、鈞窯等,賦予了木葉天目嶄新的全彩風貌。

在葉子的種類和釉彩的效果變化上我也下了苦工,目前已經成功燒出十數種葉子,包括波羅蜜、構樹、黃瑾、黃麻、楓葉、櫸木、菩提葉、銀杏、法國梧桐等等,釉藥效果上則可以呈現出油滴天目、結晶釉、和兔毫釉等多種變化。

我的木葉作品最獨到之處,在於可以對抗地心引力,將葉子燒製於作品的垂直面,譬如花器的瓶身、茶碗的碗壁、茶壺的壺身等,使得木葉作品的種類不再拘限於茶碗,大大豐富了木葉天目作品的廣度和藝術表現的可能性。

“Leaf Tenmoku” originates from China’s Sung Dynasty over 1,200 years ago. It was said that one day when the potters were loading the kiln in the outdoors, a few leaves accidentally fell onto the pots. In the beginning they didn’t pay much attention to it but were surprised to find out that the leaves ended up beautifully fired onto the pots. When they poured in tea to the bowl, the leaf looked as if it were floating on it. This surprise led them to study more and finally productized Leaf Tenmoku. At that time, these were the most sought-after item among the affluent people, who used it to show off at a tea ceremony

For Buddhists, “Leaf Tenmoku” has a deeper meaning. A falling, dying leaf getting an eternal life on a pot after going through thousand degrees of fire is a perfect metaphor for Buddha’s immortal form after his Nirvana.

Unfortunately, this mysterious technique was lost after the Sung Dynasty ended in a series of wars. It turned out that a few potters took it to Japan and started firing there. But what’s left for us to see today is very minimum. Most of them end up being national treasures only to be seen in the museums. Luckily, with the efforts of recent potters, “Leaf Tenmoku” is gradually being reborn in the last few decades.

The traditional Leaf Tenmoku work has the black Tenmoku glaze in the foundation, with the gold-tone leaf laid against it. And the leaf is usually positioned in the bottom of the ware.

However, my work tries to break the traditional boundaries by offering slightly altered Tenmoku that shows in not only black, but red, yellow, and green. I even fired it on non-Tenmoku glazes like Celadon, copper red, and Chun to give it a full spectrum of colors.

When it comes to the type of leaf, I’ve done a lot of experiments and have successfully fired a dozen of types, including jackfruit, mulberry, linden hibiscus, jute, maple, beech, Bodhi, ginkgo, etc. And they can even show in special glaze effects like crystalline, oil-spot, and hare’s fur.

The most unique innovation about my work is that the leaf can be fired on a vertical surface without falling off during firing. That means that leaf can now appear not only on the bottom of a tea bowl, but also on the body of vases, teapots, and other forms. This technique broadens the range of Leaf Tenmoku works and the art presentation possibilities.


Ocean World
海洋世界

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Navigation Size - set the size of the font for the navigation text.

Navigation Color - choose the color used for navigation links.

Navigation (Active) Color - choose the color used on all navigation links when currently being viewed.

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Secondary Navigation - control the font typeface, style, line height, transform and letter spacing of the secondary navigation text.

Secondary Navigation Size - set the size of the font for the secondary navigation text.

Secondary Navigation Color - choose the color used for secondary navigation links.

 


Marbled Clay
彩炫絞胎

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Blog Sidebar Width - controls the width of the sidebar on the blog list and item view.

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Blog Post Spacing - sets the amount of spacing between each blog post on the list view.

Blog Meta Data Color - sets the color used on article meta data (date, comment, like & share).


Celadon & Chun
青瓷與鈞窯

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Gallery Padding - set the amount of space along the top right and bottom side of the slideshow display.

Enable Gallery Thumbnails - displays a 'Show Thumbnails' option in gallery navigation. 

Initial Gallery View - sets the initial view of the gallery to slideshow or thumbnails.

Gallery Controls - choose from three styles of slideshow controls or hide them completely.

 

Gallery Control Text - control the font typeface, style, line-height, transform and letter spacing properties of the gallery controls font.

Gallery Controls Size - set the size of the font used for gallery controls.

Gallery Controls Color - choose the color used for gallery control links.

Gallery Controls (Active) - choose the color used for the active slide control.

 


Water Color
浮世繪

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Product Background Color - sets the color behind the product image.

Product Overlay Color - sets the color of the overlay when product list titles are set to 'overlay.'

Products Per Row - determines the number of products shown per line on the product list.

Product List Titles - controls the position of the product title on the product list.

Product List Alignment - sets the text alignment of the product title on the product list.

Product Item Size - select an image ratio for the product photo on the product list.

Product Image Auto Crop - determines whether product images fill the image area or fit within.

Product Gallery Size - select an image ratio for the product gallery on the product item page.

Product Gallery Auto Crop - determines whether product images fill the gallery area or fit within.

Show Product Price - shows the price on the product list page when enabled.

Show Product Item Nav - shows the 'back to shop' link on the product item page.


Wood Fired
柴燒

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Event Time Format - toggle between 24 hour or AM/PM for event times.

Event Icons - enable icons on the address and event time display.

Event Thumbnails - show an image thumbnail in list view.

Event Thumbnail Size - controls the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.

Event Date Label - enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.

Event Date Label Time - include the time of the event with the date overlay.

Event Excerpts - show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.

Event List Date - show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.

Event List Time - show the time range (start time-end time) of the event on the list view.

Event List Address - show the event location address when present.

Event iCal/gCal Links - show links to add events to Apple or Google calendars.

Event Like and Share Buttons - show Squarespace simple like and share buttons on events.

Event List Compact View - enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.

Event Calendar Compact View - enable a simpler calendar view optimized for smaller areas.


Fused Glass Jewelry
手工珠寶琉璃首飾

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Event Thumbnail Size - controls the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.

Event Date Label - enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.

Event Date Label Time - include the time of the event with the date overlay.

Event Excerpts - show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.

Event List Date - show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.

Hide Social Links - turn off template specific (non-social link block) social icon links.

Event Thumbnail Size - controls the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.

Event Date Label - enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.

Event Date Label Time - include the time of the event with the date overlay.

Event Excerpts - show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.

Event List Date - show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.