4 Elements: Earth- Water- Fire- Wind, December 2009

Exhibition Dates: 23 – 30 December 2009
Venue: Sculpture Square, Chapel Gallery 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977.

A group exhibition by four ceramic artists; Deryk Stronach, Ibsen Lim, Lee Cai Jun and Randi Tan.

Earth, Water, Fire and Wind are the important elements in Ceramic creation. After working with clay for a number of years, each individual artist developed their own individual style and technique when approaching the clay thus the experience through the contact with the elements involved in the process of clay making varies. Each artist will be working on one element using their own experiences in relation to the element. All four artists come together in this show, “4 Elements”.

4 Elements Poster Design
4 Elements Poster Design



Earth Element- Lee Cai Jun

White Forest

Like a fairy tale story of a magical white forest, it reflects the pure and untainted world, free from pollution and human actions. This installation creates a realm between the real and fantasy world.

(1)White Forest copy (2)White Forest copy White Fungus copy

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Water Element- Deryk Stronach

Flood Series

Water is normally thought of as the life-giver, but these works capture the recent devastating effects of water in the Philippines. “水能载舟,亦能覆舟”, “The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it”.

Fire Element– Randi Tan

Vertical Ascension

Fire in scientific terms is nothing more than the release of energy from burning materials in the form of heat and light. The series is an interpretation of joy and transformation during a time of death and grief. Everything in the world is connected from the smallest worm to the mightiest leader. The loss of one will always enrich another. And the cycle goes on.

Wind Element- Ibsen Lim

Wind Series

Wind is fluid. It has no form of its own until you go down to the molecular levelThe configuration of my work is fluid, flexible as wind. This duality of wind is what I want to put forth in this installation. 

Photographed by Lee Cai Jun


White Forest Series

Rainforest provides intrinsic aesthetic and spiritual values, and since the earliest history, different generations have incorporated these values into their cultures and practices. These traditions were recorded in the form of myths, legends and folk tales and continue to pass on through generation. The White Forest series explore the mythological beliefs between the human and nature.

Title: White Forest

Medium: White stoneware and Porcelain

Dimension: Variable sizes

Year: December 2009


Like a fairy tale story of a magical white forest, it reflects the pure and untainted dimension hidden among the real physical world.

Title: Forest Rings

Medium: White stoneware

Dimension:  H350 x W500 x D20mm

Year: May 2009

Incorporating the old folk tale about “fairy ring” into this piece of work and recreating “Forest Ring”, focusing on the connection between forest and mythology.

Title: Illustrative Print Series

Medium: White Stoneware

Dimension: H170 x W150 x D 15mm

Year: May 2009

Since ancient time, mythological stories have been carved and drawn on walls and caves. This series display the connection between modern humanity and mythologies, rediscovering the practice of ancient culture.

Title: Forest of the Kodama

Medium: White Raku & Glass

Dimension:  H1300 x W700 x D700mm

Year: August 2008


From the Japanese folklore, Kodama is spirit that lives in trees and has the ability to travel to Heaven, Earth and Hell. The cluster cylinder tubes and windows depict the forest where the Kodama lives. The connecting cylinder trees between each section shows the kodama’s ability to travel to different reign.