Tanoue Shinya, Japanese ceramic artist
"I enjoy teaching, in fact I feed off of it. I would like to be teaching a lot more and making less to be completely honest. Why, you might ask, would anyone want to make less? I feel that my work needs to be restricted behind a dam so to speak so that when I release it or it breaks free, it comes out with serious intensity."
Ian Shelly, Ceramics Now Magazine (October 2011)
"Employing a dramatic narrative structure in which a swine appears as protagonist, Bang acutely captures our diverse daily emotions – depression, anxiety, desire, obsession, loss, hallucination, horror – from the viewpoint of an animal. His small, cute swine characters echo viewers who think of them logically and rationally as weak, poor animals."
Noel Sewell about ceramist Chang Hyun Bang