Statement
In this series, I have curated a family of ceramics that embody the essence of intergenerational love and connection. Each piece is carefully crafted to represent a different member of the family, with parents and grandparents taking on the role of the vessels, pitchers, and teapots, while the children are portrayed through the rattles.
Long before children learn to speak, their elders shower them with love and joy through various forms of artistic expression. Drawing, music, and storytelling are just a few examples of how cultural heritage and traditions are passed down from generation to generation. These mediums help to shape the children's identities and instill a deep sense of pride in their family and community.
Early exposure to creativity and storytelling is essential to a child's growth and development. It helps to foster a lifelong love of the arts and encourages them to explore their creativity. Through this family of ceramics, I aim to capture the Importance of familial love and the power of art in shaping our lives. 

The Happiness Where It Starts - Family series

with 108 rattle balls

2023 Visceral and Vibrant Gallery Exhibition at Austin Community College, TX

The Happiness Where It Starts - Blueberry Family

Pitcher 22"x23"x22" | Saucer Stand 24"x24"x15" | Blueberry Rattles 12"D, 8"D 5"D

Porcelain - Pitcher and Blueberry Rattles | Stoneware Clay - Saucer Stand

Amaco Underglazes | Fired to Cone 2

2023 Visceral and Vibrant Gallery Exhibition at Austin Community College, TX​​​​​​​

Yen at TAG gallery | Austin Community College 

Display Designed by Yen, Professor Matthew, and Gallery Team

The Happiness Where It Starts - Mushroom Family

Mushroom Rattle Teapot 30"x22"x18"  | Mushroom Rattles 14"D & 8"D | Birdie Rattles 12" & 6"  | 

Rattle Balls 3"~4.5"

Porcelain - Rattles | Stoneware Clay - Teapot

Amaco Underglazes | Fired to Cone 2 & 5

2023 Visceral and Vibrant Gallery Exhibition at Austin Community College, TX​​​​​​​

The Happiness Where It Starts - Pink Kiwi Family

Kiwi Water Vase 33.5"x20"x20" | Kiwi Rattles in various sizes | Rattle Balls 3"~4.5"

Porcelain - Rattles | Stoneware Clay -Vessel and Kiwi Rattles

Amaco Underglazes | Fired to Cone 2

2023 Visceral and Vibrant Gallery Exhibition at Austin Community College, TX​​​​​​​

The Happiness Where It Starts - Series 2 - Lemon Rattle Jar Family

Lemon Rattle Jar 18”x18”x26” | Half Lemon Rattles 6”x6”x4” 

Sliced Lemon Rattles 4”x3”x6” | Little Lemon Rattles 2.5~3.5” | Porcelain Rattle Balls 3.5~4.5”

Porcelain - Rattles | Stoneware Clay -Jar and Lemon Rattles | Casted Lemon/Lime

Yen's Underglazes + Amaco Underglazes | Fired to Cone 2 & Cone 5

The Happiness Where It Starts - Series 2 - Ring • Ring • Cherry Jar

Cherry Rattle Jar   10”x10”x22.5” • Porcelain Rattle Balls   3.5~4.5”​​​​​​​

Porcelain • Rattle Balls | Stoneware Clay • Cherry Rattle Jar

Amaco Underglazes + Yen’s Custom Underglazes + Mayco Stroke & Coat | Fired to Cone 2 & 5

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