Updated 10 August, 2018
Dr Iskandar Jalil Collection
Updated 10 August, 2018

This collection consists of ceramic works by Dr Iskandar Jalil.


About Dr Iskandar Jalil

  • Singapore’s Master Potter
  • Leading educator-mentor in ceramics art
  • Started his art practice since his Teacher Training College (TTC) days in the early 1960s
  • Enjoyed numerous accolades including the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts in 1988 and Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation Award in 2014 
  • Conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2016


About his works

  • His works are known for the use of one-hand techniques and bears influences of different pottery cultures across the world – especially in Japanese philosophy and aesthetics.
  • Characteristics of his works are simple but strong structures with distinctly tactile and rich surfaces, often with twigs or branches as handles.
  • Use of clays unique to particular locales or regions.