Inspired by Jingdezhen's traditional rice grain porcelain, but with a local twist, the otter rice grain porcelain is an embodiment of the Singaporean spirit. A pair of smooth-coated otters — playful critters that have captured the hearts of many Singaporeans — has been imprinted at the well of the blue-and-white porcelain. The illustration drew reference from our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's social media post of a pair of wild otters frolicking in the waters in Singapore Botanic Gardens. A family unit, the twin otters in the centre of the otter-rice grain porcelain stand for togetherness and is also an ode to the prodigious growth that Singapore has experienced as a nation.
Of Motifs and Symbols
Each set comprises of :
Porcelain is a medium where colour variation is a natural occurring feature of reactive, speckled, matte and cobalt-blue glazed finishing. Irregularities in glaze and texture should be celebrated as a mark of the artist's hand. Therefore, each piece is unique and has a handcrafted element to it.