Montgomery Potters

The Montgomery Potters is an arts organization that brings together people interested in ceramics, to increase their skills, to exchange ideas, to stimulate community interest in craft, and to hold periodic exhibits and sales.

NEXT PROGRAM: March 8 at 7pm ET via Zoom
Shiyuan Xu


Shiyuan Xu

Shiyuan Xu is fascinated with shapes, patterns, and structures of microscopic phenomena in the ocean and diverse plant seeds on land. She handbuilds structures with porcelain paper clay and uses unconventional processes to apply glazes on the sculptural pieces. The materials allow her to push the boundaries of fragility and strength, simplicity and complexity, order and chaos. Meticulously, the thin skeletal lines are woven into a harmonious volume. In her presentation, Shiyuan will show slides of her work and glaze process, how she makes paper clay, and demonstrate a hollow structure building technique.

A graduate of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, P.R China and Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Shiyuan is currently Artist in Residence at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.