Molding minds and masterpieces at Singapore Clay Festival 2023

Photo: Instagram/@singaporeclayfestival
Photo: Instagram/@singaporeclayfestival

Prepare to be mesmerized as the Singapore Clay Festival returns for its highly anticipated second edition, transforming ArtSpace@HeluTrans into a vibrant haven for clay enthusiasts. 

From Nov. 2 to 5, this festival promises a captivating celebration of creativity, featuring over 3,000 unique ceramic works from more than 200 talented clay makers.

This year’s festival offers an even grander showcase of Singapore’s professional and hobbyist clay makers. The heart of the event, the Clay Makers’ Market, will host a diverse array of handcrafted ceramics, showcasing the incredible talents of the local community. Beyond the market, attendees can dive into a world of creativity with demonstrations, workshops, and a “live” clay-making competition inspired by the UK Channel 4’s Great Pottery Throw Down series.

The festival’s commitment to community is evident with five community tables in the Clay Makers’ Market, featuring works from potters associated with A:2:A Collective and social service agencies like JOURNEY by TOUCH, Arts@Metta, The Art Faculty, and Art:Dis, under SG Enable. This dedication to community-building echoes the festival’s spirit of inclusivity and collaboration.

Three specially curated exhibitions enrich the festival experience. “Shaping Clay” offers a glimpse into leading potters shaping Singapore’s clay heritage, while “Ng Eng Teng at Studio 106” honors a pioneer of Singapore’s studio potteries. “RED: Works from Singapore Clay” delves into personal and national histories, using wild clay unearthed at Redhill/Bukit Merah’s construction site, with proceeds benefiting the Enabling Village’s extension building fund.

For those eager to delve deeper into the world of clay, masterclasses by renowned ceramists Agnes Lim, Steven Low, and Teo Huey Ling provide a unique learning experience. Additionally, engaging workshops and demonstrations cater to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced clay enthusiasts.

The festival culminates in two thrilling throwdowns on Nov. 4 and 5, testing the skills of both novice and experienced potters. 

Don’t miss the chance to witness the evolution of Singapore’s clay-making community and be a part of this extraordinary celebration of artistry and craftsmanship. 


Artspace@Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark


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