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Tang Sau Mei


Fine Art


Doctor of Philosophy in Art Theory,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Master of Arts in Ceramic Design,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching in Higher Education,
Nanyang Technological University,
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor of Arts,
University of Oregon, Oregon, U.S.A.


One of Singapore’s leading ceramists, Tang Sau Mei is currently teaching at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She specialises in Ceramics FYP, Ceramics Consultation, Introduction to Ceramics and Inter-disciplinary courses.

Her work has been exhibited in many group shows in Singapore and China. Her professional experience includes studio experience and ceramic research.

Her research focuses on the historical background of China’s overseas trade development and how the production and trade of Fujian Blue and White ware impact the Southeast Asia region socially and culturally. Her research also further demonstrated the long-established relations between Fujian blue and white ware and Vietnamese blue and white ware, Thai’s under glaze ware and Southeast Asian ceramics.

As a practising artist, Sau Mei’s work revolves around glaze and form of celadon. Her artworks speak about her passion for craftsmanship and her devotion to the exceptional beauty of celadon. Her works seek to uncover the art of celadon and express the ideology of the society, and yet not losing the functionality of the ceramic art works.

She also works on crackle glaze vessel and large-scale ceramic installation.

Sau Mei has published articles in major art magazines in China and Singapore such as:

Zhuangshi, issue no. 6, “The influence of Fujian export Blue and White Decoration on Thai ceramics’’

China Ceramic Artist, issue no. 2, “The Contemporary Ceramics of Singapore’’

Nanyang Art Magazine, issue no. 35, “The Creative Journey of the Chinese Contemporary Young Artists”