Canberra based ceramics artist, Wai Ling Yiu (Bling), was born and grew up in Hong Kong. Her diverse design and creative background ranges from working as a fashion designer in Hong Kong to being the head illustrator for nationally published children’s books in Australia.
Bling encountered ceramics in early 2018 through the Canberra Potters’ Society. Her passion for the medium continues to develop with time and experimentation. The collection of works she creates is known by the makers mark of ‘WeAreMade’. Her work has been selected to be a part of numerous exhibitions nation wide. These include the Australian Ceramics Triennale showcase exhibition in Hobart (2019) and Belco Arts – LIQUID (2020), a survey exhibition of glass and ceramic artists.
Her work explores ideas relating to human characteristics and their ability to convey meaning and emotion. Through all of her ‘little men’ she sends the message that “we are made to be with others, and we are created to flourish in the purpose of life.” Therefore, many of the pieces of her work do not exist in isolation, but are coupled as pairs or exist as small groups.