Sining Tahanan 2023

Sining Tahanan 2023: A Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, presented in partnership with Laguna Clay at Tahanan Pottery, Quezon City from October 14 to November 12, 2023.

We missed the opening reception because of work so we made sure to drop by one weekend to catch the show. We wanted to see our favorites and our friend’s work at the exhibit too!

Metamorphosis by Kresse Saskia, Stack by Tessy Pettyjohn and Celina Savellano

This piece by Tessy Pettyjohn is a dream! It’s a high fired local stoneware with local glazes. Her works are always mesmerizing! Tessy Pettyjohn is considered as one of the pioneers of contemporary Philippine ceramincs. Her works are in the realm of high fire Asian style ceramics and usually explores the boundaries between the utilitarian and the sculptural.

And we found Vic Mayor’s work here too!

African Queen by Vic Mayor

Vic Mayor is one of the active volunteers at Mandaluyong Animal Shelter. I randomly saw him leaving a “mine” comment on a painting posted in Facebook marketplace and later on mentioned it to him. We found out that he is also interested in local art and he’s also into pottery!

Lady Vase by Vic Mayor
Joey de Castro on the riser and Iolanda Grana on right

Not really a fan of quirky ceramics but this one by Tinka Dan is just too cute.

Tinka Dan

And I think this one below is also by Tinka Dan entitled Tita Tessie’s Coral Reef.

These works by Monica Antonio is also interesting…

Works by Kresse Saskia reminds me so sci-fi films.

This squidhead by Ana Rosario is so cool too!

One unique find here is this Tagine by Iolanda Grana.

Another favorite is Vicente Gudiño. I really love grainy, sand glazed pieces like this one.

And this Vicente Gudiño vase has nutmeg and talc glaze..

And this Vicente Gudiño gas-fired bottle is also interesting because of its Shino and ash glaze

Inay Aida by Rita Badilla-Gudiño reminds me so much of Studio Ghibli! The tall jar at the center is gas-fired with Celadon glaze by Ugu Bigyan.

Finally found a Rita Gudiño that matches our aesthetics! These Maternity Cups are also gas-fired with ren iron oxide, VC yellow matte and clear glaze.

Tahanan Pottery became one of our favorite spots in Quezon City. I cannot count the number of times we went here just this year to look for pieces to collect and to give as presents.

Tahanan Pottery is located at 27B Sct. Tobias Street, cor Sct. Lozano St, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.




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