Alvin’s CV

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Exhibitions
Experience
Awards
Education
Media
Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition

2013 First Solo Exhibition, “Alvin Tan Teck Heng Clay Voyage”, One East Asia, Singapore

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 “Absolute Clay” Nanyang Clay Group 5th Exhibition, Singapore

2013 “The Awakening Of The Dragon” First Ceramic Festival in Singapore & Exhibition, National Museum of Singapore

2012 “Qi” Nanyang Clay Group 4th Exhibition, Singapore

2009 “Qi” Nanyang Clay Group 3rd Exhibition, Singapore

2009 “Qi” Nanyang Clay Group 2nd Exhibition, Singapore

2005 “Bowls” Nanyang Clay Group Inaugural Exhibition, Singapore

2002 “Clay Speaks” Nanyang Clay Group 1st Asian Ceramic Exhibition, Singapore

 

Group Exhibitions – International

2013 International Mascabal Woodfire Symposium & Exhibition, Zibo, China

2013 Contemporary Ceramic Gallery, San Yi, Taiwan

2013 Inaugural Ceramic Exhibition with Tai Chung Pottery Club and Nanyang Clay Group, Tai Chung, Taiwan

2013 International Chawan Exhibition , Kaoshiong, Taiwan

2013 International Ceramic Exhibition, Qi Lu Technology University, Shandong, China

2013 Clay Push Festival, South East Asia Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Gulgong, Australia

2013 “Bond, Klay, Keramics” South East Asia Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Ton Tann Art Space Gallery,Khon Kaen, Thailand

2013 “Bond, Klay, Keramics” South East Asia Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Swissotel Park Nailert. Bangkok, Thailand

2013 Clay Unity : Celebrating The Diversity Of South East Asia, SEAPOT II, Dao Art Space, Xian, China

2012 Clay Unity : Celebrating The Diversity Of South East Asia, SEAPOT II Flicam Ceramic Museum, Fu Ping, Shaanxi, China

2011 3rd Taiwan Golden Teapot Exhibition Cum Competition, Yingge Pottery Museum, Yingge, Taiwan

2009 “The Ring Of Fire” 1st South East Asia Contemporary Pottery Exhibition, The Ayala Museum, Makati, The Philippines

2004 5th G.A.M. Exhibition, Toyota City Municipal Museum, Japan

2003 4th G.A.M. Exhibition, Toyota City Municipal Museum, Japan

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

2014 Second Solo Exhibition at AI Art Space, Manila, Philippines

2014 World Chawan Exhibition, Tokoname, Japan

2014 Khon Kaen University, “Bond, Klay, Keramic II”, Thailand

2014 “3rd South East Asia Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition” SEAPOT III, Virginia, USA

Experience
Founder & Vice President of pottery club, The Nanyang Clay Group, Singapore

2013 Person-in-charge of forming sister club between Tai Chung Pottery Club, Taiwan and Nanyang Clay Group, Singapore

2013 Elected Vice President of Nanyang Clay Group, Singapore

2008 Elected Treasurer of Nanyang Clay Group, Singapore

2004 Served as the First Vice President of Nanyang Clay Group, Singapore

2004 Registered Nanyang Clay Group With Mr Soh Keng Thiam and Mr Oh Chai Hoo with the Registry of Society, Singapore

2002 Formed Nanyang Clay Group with Mr Oh Chai Hoo and Mr Soh Keng Thiam, Singapore

2013 Invited Demonstration at The Awakening of The Dragon, First Ceramic Festival in Singapore

2011 Resident Artist at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, Singapore

2005 Invited to Demonstrate for The Deputy Prime Minister’s Visit to Toa Payoh West CC Pottery Club, Singapore

2005 Invited to Demonstrate for the Official Opening of The Singapore National Library, Singapore

2002 Organized the First Asian Ceramic Exhibition,” Clay Speak”, Singapore

International Exchanges, Demonstrations, Lectures & Firing

2013 Invited Guest Speaker & Demonstration at University Of The Philippines, Philippines

2013 Demonstration and Firing at International Mascabal Woodfire Symposium & Exhibition, Zibo, China

2013 Wood Firing with Jon Pettyjohn at Jon Pettyjohn Pottery, Calamba, Philippines

2013 Invited Clay Performance In Clay Push , Gulgong, Australia

2013 Invited Guest Speaker, Clay Push, Gulgong, Australia

2013 Invited Demonstration at “Bond, Klay, Keramic” exhibition, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

2013 Collaborate To Build A Wood Kiln In Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

2012 Collaborated with Steven Low to Build a Wood Firing Kiln
International Exchanges, Demonstrations, Lectures & Firing

2012 Residency in Fu Ping, China

2009 Invited to Demonstrate at “The Ring Of Fire”, 1st South East Asia Contemporary Pottery Exhibition, Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines

2009 Invited Guest Speaker at “The Ring Of Fire”, 1st South East Asia Contemporary Pottery Exhibition, Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines

Translation Experience

2013 Translator for Dr Steve Harrison’s presentation at World Chawan Exhibition, Kaoshiong, Taiwan

2012 Translator for the non-Chinese speakers at The 2nd South East Asia Pottery Exhibition, SEAPOT II, Fu Ping, China

Awards
Judges Commendation Award, 3rd Taiwan Golden Teapot Exhibition cum Competition, Yingge Pottery Museum, Yingge , Taiwan – 2010

Grand Prize Award at 4th Global Art Movement (G.A.M.) Art Exhibition, Toyota City Municipal Museum, Toyota City, Japan – 2003

Alvin’s works has also been displayed at

  • TheMinistryOfForeignAffairs,Singapore
  • TheMinistryOfManpower,Singapore
  • SingaporeBotanicGarden
  • FlicamCeramicMuseum,FuPing,China
  • Qi Lu Technology University, Shandong,
    China
  • Taishan Ceramic Factory Museum,
    Shandong, China
  • Sir Tim Cooks, Chief Justice, Hongkong
  • TheMarcoPoloGroup
  • Contemporary Ceramic Museum,
    Taiwan
Education
1995 -1999 Understudy at Sam Mui Kuang Pottery. Mentored By Mr. Chua Soo Kim, Second Generation Owner of Sam Mui Kuang Pottery &
Dragon Kiln.
Media
2013 Launch of book featuring 18 years of pottery art works – “Alvin Tan Teck Heng Clay Voyage” One East Asia, Singapore.

2013 Interviewed on regional news channel, Channel News Asia, morning talk show “Am Live!” about first solo exhibition, artistic experiences and Dragon Kiln in Singapore.

2013 Featured in newspaper The Business Times, Executive Lifestyle, “Bowled over by the intricacies of Chinese tea”. http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/archive/friday/lifestyle/arts/bowled-over-intricacies-chinese-tea-20130913

2013 Video documentary profiling 18 years of Alvin’s clay journey. http://vimeo.com/74181171

2013 Short features in publications including The Straits Times, Singapore Tatler, 8 Days, Singapore Art Gallery Guide, Expat Living Singapore.

For a complete list of Alvin’s achievements, download his full CV here.