Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Ceramic Artist
Brianne Siu is an emerging ceramic artist based in The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations also known as Vancouver and has been working in ceramics since 2015. After earning her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2019, she has gained valuable teaching experience working at various art centres across Metro Vancouver sharing her knowledge and passion for ceramics. Brianne has worked as a studio assistant to Heather Dahl and learned a lot about her successful business and practice. Following this experience, she has also completed a year-long residency at Medalta in the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat, Alberta from 2021-2022. Soon after, she has dedicated time to create a new body of work using moulds as an artist at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts for a 4 month residency in 2023. She hopes to continue developing her artistic practice by either continuing residencies or pursuing further education.
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
As a child I distinctly recall the bright primary colours on the playground that I grew up playing on. I genuinely loved being so carefree and playing for the sake of having fun. Through my ceramics, I am revisiting the theme of play which inspires the choice of colours of the moveable components for the playing objects. I find pleasure while making and I am inspired by the endless possibilities using fundamental elements on a thrown, handheld form. Creating these playful objects motivates me to explore the ideas of boundaries, repetition, and permission. These pieces translates the pleasure I feel through to the audience while giving myself permission to play. The tactility of the material along with the repetition and sound of raw clay in my pieces adds another level of stimulation for the viewer. The bright colours draw the attention of the viewer visually, followed by the sound element evoking feelings that remind me of the euphoric experiences I recall as a child. The colours along with the sound allow the audience to reinvent their own boundaries and to play imaginatively.