Singapore Blue

The iridescent blue created by cobaltous oxide has been used prevalently on white porcelain, creating a myriad of distinctive porcelain ware styles across many cultures form Asia to the the Middle East to Europe, such as the Chinese “Qing Hua Ci” and the Dutch “Delft Blue”. Each distinct blue and white style plays a significant role in articulating the tradition, technique and chronicle of each culture and period. As a young nation with resilient yet pliable identity, this work proposes Singapore’s bona fide version of the blue and white porcelain ware - resolute white porcelain that affords an impermanent and transitory iridescent blue.