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'My work is a combination of wheel thrown and figurative vessels that are heavily based around my cultural background and heritage. My ceramics are soda fired in a gas kiln which reaches a top temperature of 1300oC. This process allows me to achieve a range of deep colours and surface textures unachievable in an electric kiln.'

'Being half Chinese and half English, my ceramics take inspiration from traditional oriental shapes and forms whilst focusing on mythical figures as surface decoration.'

'Within the figurative parts of my work, I include pieces of natural slate and broken pottery that have been collected from around the coastlines and mountain ranges of Britain. I use these materials to represent my Western culture and my cultural journey through my creativity.'

Jacob Chan graduated with a 1st class BA Hons degree from Carmarthen School of Art in 2017. In 2018, he was selected by the British Arts Council to take part in a 'sustainability and development of ceramics' trip to Uzbekistan; in 2019 a collaboration piece with Emma Rodgers was presented to Prime Minister of Singapore; and in 2020, he was a finalist on Channel 4's 'The Great Pottery Throw-down'. His work has been shown in exhibitions across the UK.

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