November 23, 2010

Gailan Ngan

Gailan Ngan's ceramics present a contemporary, conceptual twist to the age-old art of pottery. Combining a keen interest in visual art and experimentation with a steadfast respect for everyday practicality, these beautiful, minimal pots are the product of an artist's enquiring mind into the mysteries of form and space.

Originally from Hornby Island, BC, Gailan began her ongoing fascination with the possibilities of ceramics at an early age, first as a studio assistant- and eventual apprentice- to her father, Wayne Ngan. She founded her own studio, Cornershop, in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver in 1997, and graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2002.  In 2010 Gailan moved her studio to Hornby Island.

Welcoming her back to Vancouver, our crew is happy to have Gailan showing with us this year. Though we always have a few artists each year practicing in the same medium (ie - clay) we strive to have a diverse representation of the material and form. Gailan's work definitely resides in it's own niche amongst the other clay works you will find at Heritage Hall this year!

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