Karen Wong Hoi Lam
As a Hong Kong-based studio potter, I am passionate about creating beautiful and meaningful ceramics that add character and personality to your home or workspace. At Karen Wong Ceramics, I create bespoke orders that are tailored to your specific tastes and requirements. My ceramics are designed to be both functional and decorative, and I use my extensive experience and expertise to ensure that each piece is created with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Karen Wong Ceramics & Art was founded in 2015 by Hong Kong ceramic artist Karen Wong. We work in the field of ceramics. Our vision is to encourage everybody to experience ceramic art. We work closely with the community and run external courses for schools, youth groups and companies to bring ceramic art to as many people as possible. We also run studio-based workshops where we teach individuals and groups ceramic skills. We encourage people to explore their natural talent in this most ancient art form.
We have been commissioned by hotels, restaurants and shops to develop and produce a unique range of ceramic ware. Often this work involves developing ceramic ware around a company’s brand or identity.
Our company focus on the promotion of contemporary ceramic art and showcase emerging local artists. We exhibit ceramic artists work and we encourage local and international artists to use our workshop and facilities. This ensures local artist are aware of and challenged by international developments and trends in the international arena.
Central to Karen’s philosophy is a belief that the unexpected sparks creativity and that new people, ideas and spaces nurture the evolution of artistic practice. The company dual mission is to provide artists with opportunities and space to explore their ceramic concepts. In turn we aim to promote public awareness of the ceramic arts. Through residencies, workshops, public events, talks and exhibitions, we support the process and work of ceramic artists in the community.
Karen Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) majoring in Ceramics and Master of Fine Art from the RMIT in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Karen was selected as an artist of the IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018 in The National Museum of Slovenia. In 2019 Karen has been awarded by the Hong Kong Art Centre for a month Artist-in-Residency at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In 2020, co-founded ceramic studio Mudheytong Gallery in Hong Kong. Currently part-time teacher in Hong Kong Art School.
2019 Master of Fine Art, RMIT University
2017 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT University
2014 Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Ceramics), Hong Kong Art School
2019 Distil – Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition 2020, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2019 Intimacy in the Distance 微觀 ‧ 遠望, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2019 8th New China Ceramic Exhibition, Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
2019 pH7 Ceramic Exhibition, Harbour Art Fair 2019, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Hong Kong
2018 IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovenia
2017 Deep Silence, Hong Kong Art School Alumni Network Exhibition 2017, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2017 13th Fresh Trend 2017 Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, K11 art Space, Hong Kong
2017 Hong Kong New Ceramicists Exhibition, Tung Yao Ceramics Design Studio, Hong Kong
2017 Reverie, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2017, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2010 The Joint Painting Exhibition, Temple Club, Vietnam
Award & Scholarship
2018 Selected artist, IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, The National Museum of Slovenia, Slovenia
2017 Mr. Jerry Kwan Memorial Scholarship 關晃先生紀念獎學金
2017 藝術如何改變你我？文匯報 Wen Wei Po 19/8/2017 http://paper.wenweipo.com/2017/08/19/OT1708190001.htm
2015 TV Interview TVB Cultural Plaza 文化廣場
2015 CUP Magazine
2015 Newspaper clipping 19/10/2015 商報 Hong Kong Commercial Newspapers
Artist in Residency
2019 Royal Academy of Arts, London UK