Hsu Hsing-long

For Hsing-long, investing in a kiln that is the most time-consuming, most complicate, most hard to fire, is what makes the most spectacular works. A kiln that challenges a human’s limit is what makes art.

Brief

  • 1959 born in the rice-paddy filled countryside of Taoyuan County, in northern Taiwan
  • 1982 Bachelor in Fine Arts – Chinese Culture University , Taipei
  • 1984-90 career in teaching
  • 1991 started professional ceramic making
  • 1994 first solo exhibition – Chun Dao Art Studio, Taichung
  • 1996 solo exhibition – American Cultural Center, Taiepi
  • 1996 solo exhibition – Taichung Municipal Cultural Center
  • 1999 solo exhibition – Taipei County Cultural Center
  • 2002 Silver Award – Tea Set Competition, First Taiwan Ceramics Gold Awards held by the Yingge Ceramics Museum
  • 2002 exhibition “cats” – Tao Hua Zhuo Art, Yingge
  • 2004 Award of Merit – Second Taiwan Ceramics Gold Awards held by the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei
  • 2004 learned the techniques of wood-firing kiln from woodfire ceramist Chien Ming-chao
  • 2005 the first wood-fired kiln was built, “Kiln in the paddy” concept born.
  • 2005 solo teapot exhibition – Eslite Bookstore, Hsinchu
  • 2008 exhibition – Fu Gui Tau Yuan Ceramics Gallery, Yingge
  • 2008 selected – The 1st Taiwan Gold Teapot Prize
  • 2009 Award of Merit – The 2nd Taiwan Gold Teapot Prize
  • 2010 wood-fired pottery exhibition – Taichung Municipal Cultural Center
  • 2010 Award of Merit – Ceramic Design, The 3rd Taiwan Gold Teapot Prize