Chua Soo Kim
Born into a family that specialises in pottery, Chua Soo Kim had a great interest in the art and mastered it at a very early age. He became a professional potter in 1973 at the age of 15. After completing his secondary education in 1974, he worked for his family's company where he was trained in production and research.
In 1985, he joined Studio 106, a potters' club that was headed by eminent sculptor-potter Ng Eng Teng. He was a part-time ceramics lecturer with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 1990 to 1991, and subsequently a lecturer at the National Institute of Education on a part-time basis from 1991 to 1998.
Soo Kim has participated in numerous solo and group ceramics exhibitions held at the National Museum, Goethe Institute, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore Art Museum, Mandarin Hotel, UOB Plaza, Tanglin Mall and the President Charity Art Exhibition organised by the National Arts Council at Tourism Court. Since 1995, he has been invited to participate in the annual Aveiro International Ceramics Competition in Portugal.
Soo Kim also continues to conduct pottery classes at his studio as well as in schools. He is a member of the National University of Singapore Center for the Arts Pottery Committee.