Yu-Hua Lan

  • Ceramics
  • Jewellery
  • Sculpture

Yu-Hua's arts focus on natural textures and organic forms, aims to connect emotionally with her audience, exploring the healing potential of cooperation, nature and making.

Studio Details

Dormilona
1/1 Boodjidup Road
Margaret River

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 SeptClosed
  • Tue 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 11 SeptClosed
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 SeptClosed
  • Tue 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 18 SeptClosed
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Universal access

Yu-Hua Lan is a Taiwan-born ceramic artist, currently living and working in Australia’s South West. Previously she worked in environmental protection and those experiences enabled her to appreciate the connections between human emotions and the natural world.
She has MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts, London. Her personal art practice experiments mainly casting organic seeds shell forms and other natural materials, transforming them into sculpture, jewelry and pottery to make more connections.
Modern days have brought some modern troubles. Reconnecting with Mother Earth has become very important to many people around the world. The whole movement was born out of the need of returning back to nature.To respond this thought, “Casting natural resource’s texture into clay” is her main making process through all the projects. This aim to arouse emotions in audiences with natural world, organic abstraction, also deconstruct the original meaning of the term "organic forms sculpture" was to her, to others and why the result of her work is how it is.
She through cast natural materials texture from plaster mould to clay, then irregular arrangement, stacking those clay forms to describe their own sensory experiences which imitates the patterns and toughness of natural texture, reconstructing the portrayal of nature in emotional memories and creating emotional bonds.
Responding to personal turmoil over the last five years and larger environmental changes, Yu-Hua represents her world in clay. A repressed and peaceful surface is accompanied by lingering doubts over turning points.
Humans are naturally attracted to organic forms. Any irregularity is comforting and approachable. People protect what they know and love but by distancing ourselves from nature, we lose our understanding and appreciation of it. The slow down has allowed the natural world to briefly recover but any uncertainty continues to cause personal anxiety. Damage is still done that is likely impossible to repair.
With her work Yu-Hua aims to connect emotionally with her audience, exploring the healing potential of cooperation, nature and making.