Jynsym Ong (王人心)

Jynsym Ong is a studio potter making high fired mostly functional ware. She has studied ceramics at Clay College in Stoke On Trent and was selected as a Daiwa Scholar enabling her to  undertake an apprenticeship at Mitoh Kama in Karatsu, Japan. She is interested in patterns that are found in nature that have subtlety and variation. To achieve this she uses natural materials like ash, found clay and rocks. The pots are then fired for up to 70 hours in an Anagama (wood-fired cave kiln) which creates additional volatility in the kiln atmosphere creating unexpected surfaces from the fly ash and flame paths. With her work she is looking to enrich people’s lives in a little way every day, hoping to bring joy to the quotidian and an exaltation of the domestic. 
With support from the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Jynsym Ong
b. London, UK

2020-2021 Mitoh Kiln, Karatsu, Japan Apprenticeship
2017-2019 Clay College, Stoke-On-Trent Diploma: Ceramics; Studio Pottery

2022 “The Smell of the Earth After the Rain” Solo Exhibition, Klei, London 2019 Group Exhibition, Clay College Stoke
2019 Group Exhibition, The Department Store, Brixton
2018 Group Exhibition, Bills & Rye, Yorkshire

Objects of Use, Oxford
Oxford Klei, London

Awards and Grants 2023 Toast New Makers Selection
2019 – 2021 Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation Scholar Japan