Sim Jiayan has been engaging with clay as a medium for a number of years. She enjoys the process-driven nature of ceramics and considers it a meditative form of creation. The unpredictability and surrender to the process of firing is another joy that keeps her fascinated till today. She is primarily interested in miniature ceramics of late and how the immediacy of clay gets intensified with the tiniest and slightest of touch.? Jiayan studied at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor in Arts Education. She is currently an art educator at Methodist Girls’ School.
My work focuses on qualities of delicacy and attention to detail. It invites viewers to observe more inquisitively and intimately with its unusual scale. Every piece was meticulously thrown on a mini potter’s wheel. In the process, I discovered and understood the intricacies and limitless possibilities of the medium. Increasing in scale as one progresses in the mastery of throwing is a very natural progression for all learners alike. Having started my ceramics journey with the conventional approach, the reverse has challenged and renewed both my technical and thought processes. Above all, it has taught me to appreciate more with less.