'A potter will never stop': Iskandar Jalil mounts new show

Iskandar's studio lies on the edge of Temasek Polytechnic, where he worked till his retirement in 1999. ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY
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SINGAPORE - The world may be in the throes of a pandemic, but for master potter Iskandar Jalil, the art-making carries on. He turns 81 on Jan 5, but still rides a motorbike to his studio in Temasek Polytechnic nearly every day. Last week (Dec 25), he mounted a solo exhibition of his newest works.

Awakening, as the show at Ion Art Gallery is titled, opened on Christmas with more than 80 works mostly from the past two years. It is organised by Tembusu Art Gallery and curated by independent curator Syed Muhd Hafiz.

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