I have seen many pieces of Wayne Ngan's work, but only met him once or twice. He had been on my list of people whom I wanted to photograph for many years. I finally had the chance last week.
If his works are reflection of who he is, he is in tune with nature and his inner self. Regardless of its size and shape, his pottery has perfect proportions that are pleasing to a viewer's eye. When I hold one, it gives me a sense of satisfaction. The weight is what I would expect to feel:not too heavy, but not too light either. Because it is made by hand, it fits into your hands.
To my surprise, he was quite talkative. During the photography session, which lasted a little less than one hour, he repeatedly said that what was most important to him was to explore his potential as an artist for the time left to him in this world, which he assumed would be about ten years.