TAN SOCK FONG
- 1985 Diploma in Art (printmaking), LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
- 1995 Bachelor of Art and Design (Hons), glass and printmaking, Wolverhampton University, UK
- 2000 Special Diploma in Arts and Events Management, Temasek Polytechnic
- 1987-99 Numerous group exhibitions in Singapore and UK
Tan Sock Fong is attracted to glass because of its brilliance in spite of its transparency, its liquid delicacy in spite of its actual hardness and its malleability in its molten state. She relies mainly on the use of a kiln for fusing, slumping or casting the glass, creating works which she finds a challenge because of the unpredictability of the end result, evident only when the kiln is opened. Because light - its source, intensity and angle of refraction - plays such a major role in determining the appearance of her works, it is an element she considers of foremost importance when it comes to conceiving and formulating them.