Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1995, Lin, Xin-ying graduated from the Department of Visual Arts at National Chiayi University. She is currently studying at the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts TNNUA, majoring in Ceramics. In 2014, she was selected as the 7th Taiwan Golden Pottery Award. During her studies, she participated in the joint exhibitions of Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the United States, and this year she also be an exchange student at Montana State University.
"The dream never stopped. The strong emotions implied in the dream are no less than in reality." LIN has deeply fascinated by pottery and printmaking when she first learned in the university, and then she began to express her dreams through these medium. She drew surreal people, animals and fish to explore the relationship between dream symbols, herself and others. In recent years, LIN is devoted to the creation of wood-fired utensils series. Wood-fired kiln pottery is a skill that tests the artist’s physical labor, endurance, technology and molding concept. “The wood-fired utensils were burned in the large kiln for 7 days and 7 nights, and was completed by more than 20 people. In order to present the ideal shape, LIN chose the soils herself; the outer layer was not glazed to preserve the original appearance of the soil; to sharpen with a knife or to peel with hands to leave a natural look of the vessel, like the rock and still retaining the characteristic texture of the soil after being applied. The inside of the soil was covered with glaze, forming a waterproof layer, and the exterior presented the natural ash and fire marks of wood burning."
Different from the beautiful glazed ceramics, the wood-fired pottery is driven by the free fire and the life traces of the soils. The art burns the warmth of nature and the eternal beauty from the creator.