It Changed My Life: From Redhill to Nasa, then from space to clay

Wee Hong Ling specialised in remote imaging and was a research fellow at Nasa. But a 10-week course in ceramics and the Sept 11 attacks turned her to the world of art.
Ceramics artist Wee Hong-Ling, who is now based in New York, has had a colourful and eventful journey making different - and sometimes unexpected - life choices.
Ceramics artist Wee Hong-Ling, who is now based in New York, has had a colourful and eventful journey making different - and sometimes unexpected - life choices.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

When things don't go as planned, you may get to do new stuff like Nasa research or ceramics

Life often does not give us what we want but that, says Wee Hong-Ling, is not necessarily a bad thing.

The bubbly 50-year-old says: "It could make us explore possibilities we would never have considered, and who knows where that could lead us?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'When life deals you a curve ball, you can still have a ball'. Print Edition | Subscribe