Tessa Chan – Jade Vessel

Artist: Tessa Chan
Title: Jade Vessel
Media: Ceramic
Grade: 12th grade
School: Acalanes High School
Teacher: Robert Porter

For this project, I gained inspiration from one of my favorite childhood books, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. In it, the main character has great admiration for the master potters of his village in 12th century Korea, and he strives to learn from their example. This book was my first introduction to pottery, so I wanted to pay homage to it by glazing one of my first vessels jade as a nod to the book’s prized celadon color.