Regarded by many as the next master ceramist, Jason Lim’s recent ascendance is indeed remarkable. Returning to Singapore after a degree in Ceramics Design at the Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, Jason was initially challenged by lack of space, equipment and facilities. He made ‘uncooked’ ceramics for 10 years, finishing his pieces without firing them. Recently, however, Jason has acquired access to a kiln, and this has triggered a burst of new energy and creativity.
Jason’s ceramics transcend traditional cultural boundaries by defying the need for ceramics to be associated with functional objects. Almost sculptural, his clay takes the shape of striking organic forms – whether as sealed vessels or perforated tumblers.
Jason combines his skilled craftsmanship with a driven need to produce ceramics that provoke an interaction with the viewer. Impermanent yet fragile, the delicacy of their fabrication, and to consider adjusting the works’ equilibrium. Unpretentious, pale and svelte, Jason’s ceramics exude a beautiful stark rawness that reflects the artist’s skill and energy.
Jason Lim’s first show was in Canterbury, England in 1992. He has since exhibited in the Singapore Art Museum, Germany, The Netherlands Australia, India, Poland, Thailand and Japan, Jason’s work is also amongst the prestige collection of the Singapore Art Museum.