About the Artist
He continued with his original plan and taught at a junior high school in Taipei for four years, but then chose to pursue a career in ceramics. He moved to the United States and studied at the University of Iowa and obtained a Master's in Fine Arts in ceramics. He then moved to California were he currently resides and owns a studio.
Hsin-Chuen Lin's Work
Impact of Work
He initially creates his forms on the wheel and then adds his embellishments. He likes the look of organic pottery. He limits the amount of glaze he uses to give his work the more natural look. He finds that the form of the pot is most strongly expressed by not using ostentatious glazes and embellishments.
I like Lin's work for the same reason he likes it. The form is simple, but beautiful. The naturalness of the glaze really drew me in. I also like the hints of ancient Asian civilization inspiration in his work.