Jolie Ngo (b.1996) is a Vietnamese American artist located in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a BFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
“I am revitalizing the metaphoric potential of the vessel form by utilizing contemporary technologies, such as clay 3D printing, to create bright cyborgian pottery objects that acknowledge early ceramic traditions while smiling towards the future. Working with tools that are digitally forward, I am deeply engaged in exploring the tension between past and future, probing the synergy between handmade arts and technology. Maintaining a sense of tactility, intimacy and sensitivity often achieved in traditional handworks is paramount to my practice. I lovingly dress these familiar forms with hand painted geometric patterns or hazy gradients and affix embellishments all over their surface to bring my hand back into the equation. This interplay of the machine and my hands results in creation of objects that resist definition.”