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IAC Taiwan Satellite Exhibition:
Future Ceramic: Jui-Hwa Lin Ultra-high Temperature Wood Fired Ceramics Solo Exhibition
If ceramics is an art of earth and fire, Lin Jui-hwa’s high-temperature wood-fired ceramic art is the pinnacle of trial by fire. Human thought and the rhythm of hands, transformed by temperature, become works of natural emotions. The trace elements in the clay body are converted into a new material under the exceedingly high heat, exhibiting never-before-seen textures. The “mother glaze” from the firing process is not merely an expression of flame variations of fallen ash and natural glaze colors. When the trace elements are extracted from the clay, they form beautiful textures on which no human eyes had laid.
Each piece of Lin Jui-hwa’s work came from his own clay refinement and hand forming. He meticulously studied the most natural elements and found his breakthrough. Only with scrap wood and clay, in the most environment-friendly ways, he reached the world’s highest kiln temperature and broke new ground in the field of ceramic art. This is a completely new world of aesthetics. Lin’s goal is not to create mere objects, but life philosophy, which is a reflection on civilization as well as an attitude toward life. Lin stepped out of the classical aesthetics in Chinese ceramics, which focuses on glaze colors and form, and broke away from the tradition of flame patterns and natural ash glaze in Japanese wood-fired ceramics. He also distinguished himself from the expressive pursuit of concepts, form, and materials in modern Western ceramic art.
In June 2016, he made the Guinness World Record of highest temperature in a wood-fired kiln at 1563°C, taking a step into the previously unexplored ultra-high temperature firing and redefined the limits of earth and fire. Lin’s “Future Ceramic” has no glazing, only textures and colors of natural crystallization, minerals, and gems - which is the art of qualitative transformation. With Taiwan’s “Future Ceramic,” Lin Jui-hwa intends to show the world a new direction in ceramics.
展期 Exhibition Period：
2018.9.1(六 Sat) - 2019.11.2(五 Fri)
Zhunan Snake Kiln (No.7, Dapuding, Neighbourhood 7, Gongguan Village, Zhunan Township, Miaoli Country 350, Taiwan)
開放時間 Opening Hour：
預約參觀 Reservation Only