Iskandar Jalil

1939 , Singapore

Iskandar Jalil – a leading ceramist in Southeat Asia with more than forty years of pottery making experience, is known for his high level of discipline, tenacity and dedication to his craft. Iskandar is an art practitioner, teacher, mentor and friend. Despite his high expectations of quality and strive for perfection, his humble nature makes him a role model to many. He is known to provide financial support for talented  but underprivileged students.

Trained by pottery masters in Japan and India, this Colombo Plan scholar is a recipient of the Cultural Medallion (Visual Arts) (1988), and Pingat APAD (1998). His 9th and most recent solo exhibition was held in Singapore in 2011. Iskandar’s works have been exhibited worldwide.

Iskandar’s ceramics can be found in the collections of: former President Wee Kim Wee, former US President George Bush, Malaysia’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, the Sultan of Brunei, the Governor of Hong Kong, Singapore National Museum, National Museum of Sweden, companies and many private individuals in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Europe, and the Middle East.

Brown Vessel
Stoneware clay
23 x 23 x 24 cm
1300?C reduction gas firing