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Who’s into pottery? Here’s what you can check out at the first Singapore Clay Festival

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Want to check out works from some of Singapore’s leading potters and ceramists, including Ahmad Abu Bakar, Chua Soo Kim, Jason Lim and more?

You still have a few days to do so at the Singapore Clay Festival ’21, which is currently taking place until Nov 29 at Enabling Village, Singapore’s inclusivity hotspot at Redhill, where you can admire and even purchase a wide variety of creative clay works. 

There are several exhibitions taking place at Singapore’s first ever pottery festival, including the Clay Makers’ Market, a clay art and craft exhibition and sale event featuring more than 130 potters from 57 studios and potteries in Singapore.

At the Singapore Clay Heritage exhibition, you can learn about how objects made of clay harvested locally are intrinsic to our past and present life.

Another highlight is Red – Works from Singapore Clay, an exhibition and charity sale of works made with ‘wild’ clay harvested from the Holland Village area. Proceeds from the sale of this exhibition will go to the Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF).

President Halimah Yacob was the guest of honour at the festival opening, which took place on Thursday (Nov 25).

She said in her opening remarks: “What the Singapore Clay Festival showcases is the creative spirit of Singaporeans. Each potter uses the same medium of clay, but each end product is unique and a reflection of their thoughtful, creative expressions. In the same way, this is the kind of society we are striving to build through the next Enabling Masterplan 2030 – one in which every Singaporean can contribute in their unique ways.”

The Mediacorp Enable Fund is a charity fund that aims to help build a society where persons with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and lead full, socially integrated lives. The fund is administered by SG Enable, with Mediacorp as its official media partner. ESM Goh Chok Tong is the Patron of the MEF. To support persons with disabilities through the MEF, please visit www.mef.sg.

Enabling Village is at 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053. The festival is open daily from 9am to 10pm until Nov 29.

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