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Ted Secombe


Thu Dec 10 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Fri Dec 11 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Mon Dec 14 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Wed Dec 16 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Thu Dec 17 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm
Fri Dec 18 2015, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: Thong Teck Building, 15 Scotts Road, #09-03, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: hannahnr6

Born in 1957 in Australia, master potter and sculptor, Ted Secombe has over three decades of experience at the potter’s wheel. Alas, he claims that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began; he has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before.

Ted likes to work with different shapes and now prefers much simpler forms, forms with the sense of an easy curve, “like a brush stroke”. He says: “My inspiration comes when the clay is on the wheel and I am looking at the sensuousness of the curve.” Sometimes he is influenced by the structure of plants and leaves. Ted' s other passion is gardening and he has created a glorious two-acre garden around his studio.

Ted Secombe is well known for his beautiful crystalline glazes, as well as his pots of cobalt blue and deep crimson. He works with a huge range of colours and, as with his forms, Ted is now experimenting and developing a new range of glazes, some of which are reminiscent of ancient Chinese glazes. The new glazes involve different firing procedures and Ted is attempting to achieve the best possible results by altering the time and temperature of the firing.

This is Ted Secombe’s first solo exhibition in Singapore to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary. He has been exhibited throughout Australia and in Sendai, Morioka and Sapporo in Japan. In 2001, he was invited to show a selection of pots in an exhibition of the world's ten top crystalline glaze technologists. In Leeuwarden, Holland, and his pots received great acclaim. Ted's work is in many public and private collections, and he now receives commissions to produce large ceramic works for corporations and hotels in Australia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Shanghai.