In 2005, a job opportunity brought me to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I discovered Batik culture.
I was astounded by the seemingly infinite variety of designs available on silks. Upon picking up the tjanting, I started to experiment with using the hot wax that flowed from this design tool, I realized that I had found my passion.
My Sifu, Azizi Hassan, a Batik master, has taught me extensively about the techniques behind this ancient art form.
My Mentor and friend, Eddie Yap, a reputable Chinese-Malaysian batik master has helped develop my creative skills and strengthen my designs.
I remain very much indebted to both to them for their tutelage and support since embarking on this creative journey.
After three years in Barcelona, I had return to Kuala Lumpur, where I enjoy giving courses and working in my studio as I continue along this exciting path.
The pillars of my work
Inspiration: The richness of cultures around the World and motion in everyday life over the passage of time both motivates or captivates me.
Approach: Batik is the unique and millenary technique that forms the foundation upon which I add my touch, an embellishment of modern interpretation.
Exclusivity: I strongly believe design is a process of continuous renewal. Each design I create must be a one of a kind and thus unique.
Natural materials: Only soft silks and cottons are used. I love the weight, feel and how these materials fall; essential in the creation of elegant textile pieces.