B.C. potter Wayne Ngan turned clay into objects of rare sculptural beauty

B.C. potter Wayne Ngan turned clay into objects of rare sculptural beauty

Wayne Ngan devoted much of his life transforming clay into art – specifically, into pottery of such complexity and beauty that it attained the level of sculpture. Mr. Ngan found much of his inspiration in the driftwood, shells, sea pods and plant life on the beaches and garden surrounding his home studio on Hornby Island, B.C. He died on June 12 from lymphoma, on the island that had informed so much of his life and work. He was 83.