Special Award of the KICB 2019(Ceramics for Use)
Christina Liu, USA/Taiwan
Christina Liu’s work is rooted in functionality, but it is not limited by it. Although the pieces she creates are vessels for serving food, they are not simply utilitarian plates or bowls. They are intricate objects that invoke a sense of luxury, brought onto the dining table only for extraordinary meals.
Christina Liu is one of the few artists whose entry was in category Use, International Competition, KICB 2019. The table wares, in black and white mat glaze only, simplicity and irregular shaped plates and bowls with textures and colors of the food. The serving wares is not designed by the imaginations of the artists, but based on each dish on the menu of the restaurant. Her artworks were collected not by any museums but by the restaurants of Taiwan, USA and UK. It is a collaboration between the ceramic artist in the studio and chef in the restaurant kitchen.
International Commitee KICB 2019
International Academy of Ceramics, Representative of China