At his now one Michelin-starred restaurant, dishes are served on a collection of beautiful, one-of-a-kind ceramics made by Studio Asobi, including the one that first caught his eye on Instagram: an upturned head of portobello, now used as a butter dish.
While the couple initially only dabbled in pottery as a hobby, things changed when Huiwen decided to take time off her real estate job and go on a sabbatical to Tajimi, Japan to deepen her practice in ceramics. Coming back in 2013, she took a leap of faith and started making ceramics full-time. Shortly after, Kenneth who is trained in art and architecture, also joined the practice full time.
Other than creating commissioned pieces, Kenneth and Huiwen also run ceramics workshops from their home studio and create art installations. Their recent installation I Feel The Clouds Singing was exhibited at SingaPlural 2016 and featured 4,500 handmade organic clay forms inspired by the duo’s trekking experiences in Taiwan.
The down-to-earth couple also feel strongly about giving meaningfully through their art. On top of supporting various social causes such as Room to Read and Oxfam, 20% of their profits go to support Mercy Centre’s Trolley Ministry – an outreach serving the homeless in Singapore.
Watch this installment of our Beyond The Table series and be inspired by the craft and workmanship that goes on in Studio Asobi.