06 May 2016
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OCTAPHILOSOPHY - SALT

TEXT BY Restaurant andre
volcanic, sea or rock listen to salt it tells stories older than its merchants

Salt is an essential ingredient in our life. It's also a material and ancient glaze in ceramics. I aim to create many dialogue bubbles among soil, fire, salt, glaze and vessel. Between soil and salt, fire leaves its marks. Salt also connects fire and glaze. Glaze is the powerful proof between salt and vessel.

This creative work builds a kiln for Octaphilosophy. The book is our object, and cover as kiln and vessel. The necessity between book and its cover works like the intimate relationship as vessel carries food.

Fang-Yi Chu
Ceramist
Lecturer of Material Arts & Design, Tainan National University of the Arts


An IAC member under UNESCO, Chu's works are often awarded, including GRAND PRIZE of Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2008, SELECTED of the 8h International Ceramics Competition of Mino (Japan), and SPECIAL AWARD of the 6th World Ceramic Biennale Korea International Competition. He utilizes diverse forms and plane installations to focus on graphic memory embedded in human beings, objects in simulated formats, and intuitive readings and imaginations toward images.

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