香港手工陶瓷：藏於山海之間的細膩Hong Kong Handmade Ceramics: The Concealed Mountains and Oceans
Updated: Jan 16, 2019
走訪過多少地方，才發覺最動人的景致一直在身旁。 城市裏的綿綿山景、頭頂上的一抹雲彩、夜裏暼見窗外的月光⋯⋯這些短暫卻美麗的風景繼而成為陶藝師的創作靈感，用雙手留住易逝的自然景緻。連名稱都富有詩意的 「HA.MA悠山」 和 「HIUCHI曉至」，皆是以大自然為靈感的香港手工陶瓷品牌，手造融入生活的陶瓷產品。
The short-lived but beautiful views and scenery, like the mountainous scenery in the city, the cloud on the top of the head, and the moonlight outside the window at night, have become the inspiration of the pottery artists, who use their hands to capture these beautiful but short-lived views and scenery of nature. The fine artistic pieces of creation of the two Hong Kong handmade ceramics brands, “HA.MA悠山, meaning a laid-back mountain” and “HIUCHI, meaning the arrival of the morning sun” are handmade ceramic works, portraying the life in nature. The owners of these two Hong Kong brands, would like to be greeted by their poetic names because they use the beautiful views of nature as their inspiration in their artistic pieces of creation.
HA.MA悠山以「山」入名，自然與山有不解的情意結。品牌始於2015年，由陶藝家Jonathan和平面設計師Crystal成立。秉承二人的專業， 悠山結合了傳統陶藝的拉坯、手捏技巧及平面設計元素，並製作以大自然為題的陶瓷設計品牌。 ha.ma此名，意取自handmade， 本著手造每個細節的精神。原來日文的hana解作花，而韓文的hama又解作河馬。文字和形象的趣味繼而成為他們初期的創作靈感，尤其是製作一些微胖的陶瓷小花樽。
The poetically-oriented name " a laid-back mountain" implies this brand has an incomprehensible affectionate relationship with mountains. The brand started in 2015 and was founded by a ceramic artist, Jonathan and a graphic designer, Crystal. Adhering to the professionalism of the two artists, HA.MA悠山 combines the traditional ceramic art of wheel-thrown pottery, the hand-building and the graphic design elements, and creates a ceramic design brand with the theme of nature.
悠山推出的“悠山清水”系列， 悠游似山；清澈如水，單看名字彷彿已感到恬靜的氣氛。作品以食器為主，運用簡潔碟型突出山的線條及立體感，如山一般靜靜的待著。 ha.ma的作品多數以線條為主，用簡約的線條和顏色的分野呈現山的外型。陶泥配上光啞釉，造出視覺及手感的對比。釉，是覆蓋在陶瓷表面的一層玻璃質薄層，觸摸時光滑堅硬。悠山不時研製新的釉色，為它們的設計品添上耳目一新的衣裳。繼山系釉色後，悠山研發了天藍、灰藍、冷紫色。
The “悠山清水, meaning a laid-back mountain with clear water” series offers art pieces that give you the feeling as relaxed as a laid-back mountain and as lucid as the clear water. Just look at the name and you can feel the calm feeling. Their art pieces model on food utensils, using simple dishes to highlight the sense of the mountains’ three-dimensional contours. They portray the feeling that the mountains are quietly waiting. The clay is matched with a matt glaze in order to create a contrast between the visual and the tactile senses of perception. The glaze is a thin layer of glass that covers the surface of the ceramic. It is hard but smooth and comfortable to touch. HA.MA develops new glazes from time to time, always trying to add a new look to their designs. After the glaze of the mountain has been developed, Yushan’s further researches have produced new colours, like the sky blue, the gray blue, and the cold purple.
From time to time, HA.MA悠山 will consign its art pieces to large shopping malls so that consumers can have some hand-on feeling of the porcelain in person before buying them; we certainly recommend you to buy directly from their consigned channel B’IN Select or buy at their workshop.
HA.MA悠山 has also created a variety of home design items such as ceramic vases and mountain-shaped ring seats. The design is simple and elegant, presenting the romantic and quiet side of the mountains and seas. In addition, HA.MA悠山 regularly organizes its own pottery D-I-Y courses to teach various pottery knowledge and skills, including tools’ applications, hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, etc., so that students can create their own works of art and feel the spirituality and the charm of pottery art.
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日晝見山水，夜裏還可惦念萬里以外的皎月和銀河。 曉至HIUCHI創立於2015年，主打手造陶瓷的生活家品。 星空、月球、藍海白浪，這些壯麗的景象都是曉至的靈感，透過陶藝，化成別樹一格的家品系列。產品包括食器如碗碟、杯子，還有點綴家居的擺設，如時鐘和花瓶。曉至的白浪系列尤其令人眼前一亮，就憑著純白一色，不花巧卻不失精緻，是提升生活品味的不二之選。
During the day you can appreciate the mountains and the rivers in the sun; at night you might mourn and miss the moon and the Milky Way, which is millions of miles away. Founded in 2015, HIUCHI’s inspiration of creativity come from magnificent scenes like the starry sky, the moon, the blue sea and the white waves. Through ceramic art, HIUCHI has created a unique series of household goods. Products include eating utensils such as dishes, cups, and furnishings such as clocks and vases. The “White Wave” series of HIUCHI is especially eye-catching, and it is the best choice to enrich one’s lifestyle with pure white color, which is delicate but not contrived.
作為本地陶瓷品牌，曉至更赴東京參與HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018，代表香港設計師展示他們堅信的生活態度。陶藝師堅執細膩之餘，同時欣賞每件瓷器上的獨特粗造感。手造陶瓷的產品都是獨一無二，每一件的紋理和著色都屬於製作當下的剎那。 一點點的痕跡非代表不完美，感受人性化的手工藝本應如此。
As a local ceramic brand, HIUCHI went to Tokyo to participate in the event of HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018; it was representing Hong Kong designers’ firm commitment towards the creative life of ceramic art. The pottery artists demonstrated their delicate skills, while admiring the uniquely rough and firm texture of each piece of porcelain. Handmade ceramic products are unique, and the texture and coloring of each piece is the creation of that particular moment of production. A small unintended trace does not mean imperfection; it is the natural mark of the humanized craftsmanship.
Just like Nature and the Universe porcelain is fragile and precious. When we appreciate it closely in our hands we should always hold it carefully and appreciate it quietly. Through ceramics, the two design brands HA.MA悠山 and HIUCHI 曉至have turned the many-faceted Nature into family products that we can touch and hold; the frangibility of these products reflects the fragility of our natural environment, silently uttering to us two Chinese words, 珍惜, meaning to cherish.
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