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a ceramic Foo Dog made by artist Jacob Chan. A traditional Chinese design but with a pale blue fan as a tail.

Jacob Chan: Talk & Demonstration


Join ceramicist Jacob Chan for a Saturday afternoon talk and demonstration. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Chan’s process and the inspirations behind his work.

Chan is based in Birkenhead, and his work is heavily based around his cultural background and heritage. Being half Chinese and half English his ceramics take inspiration from traditional Chinese shapes and forms, whilst the surfaces are heavily decorated in slips and oxides that contain other raw materials such as sand, slate and broken pottery collected from around the coastlines and mountain ranges of Britain. He uses these materials to represent his Western culture and his cultural journey through his creativity.

We recently acquired a brand new work by Chan – a Foo Dog, which can currently be found in our Foyer.

Find out more about this acquisition

However the dog currently doesn’t have a name, and we’re asking our visitors to pick from the following selection:

Zhang Wei – Strong & Powerful

Wang Jun – King & Ruler

Longwei – Dragons might & Power

Jingjing – A cute & powerful name for a foo dog

Yu Shi – Jade Lion

Yu Ling – Jade Spirit

Lucheng – Journey

Xiaolong – Little Dragon

You can case your vote for your preferred name in the gallery.

A selection of Chan’s work is also available to buy. Purchases over £100 qualify for the Own Art scheme, which makes it easy and affordable for anyone and everyone to buy contemporary art and craft. To find out more speak to a member of the Front of House team.



16 March





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Saturday 16th March, 1pm

No booking required

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