Queenie (Kun Xu) is a ceramics designer and maker currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Raised in China, Queenie received her BFA from Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute of Industrial Design in 2012. While studying in Jingdezhen, she learned the history and the skills of ceramics from her surroundings. In 2013, she was a volunteer at The Pottery Workshop where she fell in love with clay. In 2014, moved to Canada where she recently graduated from the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College.
My work seeks to show expression and emotion in ceramic object design. I’m exploring the simplicity in objects, with the goal of expressing emotion. I think about the relationship between objects and space in between them. Through arranging objects in a specific way, I create functional objects that can move beyond their function towards a sculptural installation.