關於糖藝 About Sugar Art
The sugar art technique, which has been included in the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a traditional folk handicraft with a history of over 600 years. Traditionally, a set of equipment consists of a heating device on one end and sugar and tools on the other. Time control is crucial during the creation process, and each piece is made by kneading, rubbing, twisting, pressing, lifting, squeezing, pulling, and cutting with a pair of scissors, resulting in a wide variety of shapes within a few minutes.
關於導師 About the instructor
Yeechan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in sculpture) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Hong Kong Art School, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her artwork captures the details of everyday life, and she uses the reconstruction of everyday objects as a form of self-healing.
In 2019, Yeechan participated in the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Education Program organized by Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Arts Center, where she learned sugar art from two of the remaining traditional masters. Through this, she helped to preserve this highly culturally valuable and urgently needed item. Yeechan tries to present contemporary issues using traditional crafts and insists on creating each piece of sugar art, which is only slightly over an inch in size, with a pair of scissors.