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ONLINE GALLERY / Yimlei (Molly) Yep

(Molly) Yimlei Yep

Specializing in fine translucent porcelain.
Inquiries welcome

905 262 0366 
Artist's Statement
I live in Niagara wine country. My contemporary wine goblets were inspired by the classical Song translucent porcelains in the museums. The pure white porcelain sets off the brilliance of the colour of the wine, much more so than glass. Real porcelain is vitrified like glass and does not stain. 

I sketched several designs and worked out the details of a fine goblet. I then made the clay models followed by the plaster moulds of them for slipcasting. With porcelain slip, I carefully made the goblets thin enough to be translucent. I formulated and tested a semi-matte clear glaze for the inside only. The outside, except for a band of colour, has no glaze. I fired all to its vitrification temperature in my gas kiln. 

Yimlei is a second generation Canadian who graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She worked for over twenty years as a qualified architect in Canada. Following her husband, she lived in England for several years. She enrolled full-time in the post-graduate ceramics programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London, England. Afterwards, she exhibited her paintings and ceramics in many galleries in both England and Canada. Her thrown ceramic figure is in the book Make It in Clay by Charlotte F. Speight and John Toki, 1997 Mayfield Publishing Company, California. She was also featured in Ceramics Monthly. 

Her present studio with a Geil gas kiln is in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She is on the faculty at Willowbank, School of Restoration Arts in Queenston, Ontario. She paints for relaxation and pots for pleasure.
Translucent Porcelain Goblets

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


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