Wei Sun

Date: 04/02/2024
Location: NCSU Craft Center
Time: 7:00pm

Artist Bio + Artist Statement:
Born in Nanjing, China, Wei moved to US in 1994 and has been living in Raleigh, NC since 1998. He first discovered NC ceramics around 2010 on a pottery tour to Seagrove, NC. Soon after that, he started taking foundation classes at local art centers in Raleigh, and continued his ceramic studying with established potters. In 2019 Wei completed a 9-month apprenticeship with Marsha Owen Pottery, and became a studio potter working at his home studio in Raleigh, NC. Wei’s work can be found in galleries such as Cedar Creek Gallery (Creedmoor, NC), Groovewood Gallery (Asheville, NC), Penland Gallery and Charlie Cummings Gallery (Gainesville, FL). Wei has been teaching at local art centers in Triangle area, as well as Penland School of Craft. Artist Statement: ============== My work is inspired by the Asian ceramics culture of my native region and the NC pottery tradition of my adopted home. I try to achieve a balance between artistry and functionality. Most of my work are wheel thrown with optional alteration. I use various decoration techniques such as carving, slip and brushworks. My functional work are intended for everyday uses. My goal is to bring one-of-a-kind artisan pottery into people’s daily life.
Presentation Topic:
Altered Wheel-Thown Forms
Description of Presentation:
Wheel-thrown cylindrical pots can be altered into oval, rectangular, and square shapes. Wei Sun will demonstrate how to transform a wheel-thrown pieces into a visually captivating and artistically expressive work of art.