Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso - Spotlight, October 2012

SPOTLIGHT, October 2012: Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso

Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso - Spotlight on Ceramics Now Magazine

Interview by Ileana Surducan for Ceramics Now Magazine - Issue Two

Your work evokes artificial landscapes and strange architectural agglomerations. What is your source of inspiration?

Most of my work inspired by man-made objects; something like a view of building blocks from the sky, transformer boxes out in the field, and strange formations on the roof. Recently I started to add more abstracted objects, like the connection parts of an exhaust fan, pipe or even inside a lock. I am inspired by something that is recognizable but has an uncertain function.

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Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.2, Industrial landscape, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.2, Industrial landscape, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Delta, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, Earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, plastic, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 ½

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Delta, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, Earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, plastic, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 ½

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: From the ground up, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional details from wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 28, D 11

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: From the ground up, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional details from wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 28, D 11

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: We Alter, We Change and We call it our own, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: We Alter, We Change and We call it our own, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.2, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.2, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16