Fiona WONG Lai Ching 黃麗貞
Fiona Wong Lai Ching was graduated from the University of East Anglia and later obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received a Starr Foundation award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2000 and was elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva in 2007. She has been an expert advisor for Hong Kong Museums since 2014. In 2017, she was granted an Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Arts and Culture award by Home Affairs Bureau, and was named Hong Kong Arts Development Award Artist of the Year. Her work, Blue Wings, was acquired by The British Museum in 2018. Wong is a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School.
Ceramics taught me to think with my hands; making things has gradually become a vital part of my life. Day after day, working, observing, studying and looking from afar allow me to learn that everything has its own rhythms, and amid the capricious events of this world, such rhythms become the rules of living.
This experience that has brought me infinite joy may have already transcended art itself.
Mangkhut has imprinted itself in the history of Hong Kong.
Using lithographic technique, I condensed these transient images of Sai Wan on the eve of storm onto porcelain, forever preserving the island's heart, which is as pure and noble as ice in a, jade pot.