Supermama Porcelain Festival (Main)

Venue: Supermama Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, #01-26, Singapore 109444

Exhibition Period: 16th to 30th September 2016 (12nn to 18oohrs, daily)

Official Opening: 23rd September 2016, 1900hrs

Supermama Design Mart: 23rd September (1800hrs onwards), 24th September (12nn – 1800hrs)

About Supermama Porcelain Festival

Porcelain is a material that is familiar to Asians. With a rich history dating back to periods even before the various dynasties, it is one of the most timeless materials to have graced the archives of dignitaries in the form of decorative objects of art. Supermama Porcelain Festival is an independent ceramics fair organised by Singapore-based crafts store, Supermama. The purpose is to introduce porcelain as a possible typography in the design of giftware, homeware and objet d’art.

Inspired and influenced by the porcelain culture in Arita, Japan, the inaugural fair will be held from 16th to 30th September 2016 and will take place at 2 locations – Supermama’s Flagship Store in Beach Road and at Supermama Gallery Shop in Gillman Barracks.

The Supermama Porcelain Festival is held in conjunction with Gillman Barracks’ 4th Anniversary Celebration. The current program line up includes

  • Exhibition: Arita 400

Venue: Supermama Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, Period: 16th September – 31st October 2016

In 1616, quality ceramic rocks were discovered in Arita’s Izumiyama mountain, giving birth to Japan’s first locally produced porcelain. That year became the starting point of Arita’s history, whose porcelain has fascinated the world for nearly four centuries. As Arita celebrate its 400-year anniversary this year, selected works from 7 kilns representing the regions of Arita, Imari and Ureshino will be presented to mark the beginning of a new era for Arita.

  • Exhibition : Vessels

Venue: Supermama Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, Period: 16th September – 31st October 2016

Vessels is a collaboration between 5 Singapore designers and Japanese porcelain label Kihara Inc. Put together by Supermama and curated by design outfit &Larry, the collection is a marriage of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. Participating designers and artists includes &Larry, Holycrap, Koh Hong Teng, Phunk Studio and Theseus Chan.

Each vase is produced in a limited run of 10 editions only.

  • Exhibition: Singapore Selection

Venue: Supermama Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, Period: 16th – 30th September 2016

In recent years there has been an emergence of contemporary ceramists and designers who are questioning and approaching the porcelain material in different ways. The Singapore Selection presents such a collection of works conceived by Singapore creatives.

  • Exhibition: Asian Selection

Venue: Supermama Flagship Store, 265 Beach Road, Period: 16th – 30th September 2016

The Asian Selection is a showcase of ceramic related works that is conceived by an Asian ceramic artist or designer. The aim is to bring about a conceptual exploration of the ceramic material and promote ceramic as a possible typography in the design of giftware, homeware and objet d’art.

  • Supermama Design Mart 

Venue: Supermama Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, Period: 23rd – 24th September 2016

Supermama Design Mart is a place where designers, makers and buyers meet, connect and exchange. It is also an opportunity for the aspiring entrepreneurs, the seasoned craftsmen, or anyone with a keen interest in well-made goods to put their minds and hearts out for a time of sharing and merriment. Essentially, the Supermama Design Mart is an avenue for the new breed of designer-producers to discovered.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PARTNERS

Whether you are a ceramist who approaches the medium in its most classical form, a designer looking for a venue to launch a ceramics collection, or a company with a philanthropic penchant for supporting emerging talents, we invite you to join us.

If you are interested in participating, please email us at [email protected] with the information below. We will get back to you with the participation guideline as soon as possible.

1. Designer name / Company name / Organization name / School name ( one of them)

2. Contact person name

3. Contact email address

4. Contact number

5. Contact address

6. The works / project / collection title

7. The works / project / collection outline

8. Reference materials ( e.g. images, website)

For more information, do drop us an email at [email protected]