Ray CHAN See-kwong 陳思光
Ray Chan See-kwong received a Bachelor degree and a Master degree from the University of Cambridge, UK; a degree of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and a degree of Master of Fine Art co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Over the years, he has participated in artist-in-residence programmes in Japan, Korea and Estonia. Chan is currently a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Art School and Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) and the Chairman of the Contemporary Ceramic Society (H.K.). His artworks are in the collections of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
Ray Chan Seekwong regards himself as a ‘clay experimentalist’ who enjoys exploring the characteristics of clay from various perspectives. His eclectic works are imbued with historical, cultural and everyday elements; he is eager to challenge the status quo of ceramic art through unconventional processes and collaboration.
Ray explores the dance quality in clay through its own movement during shrinkage, existed free from the manipulations of hands. Ray attempts to take a literal approach of a quote by the then American ceramic artist Stephen
DE STAEBLER about his making process saying that clay "has an inner instinct for form," and that "what I have tried to do for a long time is to find out what the clay wants to do."