Art Holes

Cre­ators di­a­gram where they work

Broken Pencil - - Table Contents - by Lee Lai …

While I’ve lived and worked in Mon­treal, I’ve had the ridicu­lous luck to work in a pot­tery stu­dio on the Canal, run by one of my best friends, Wai-yant, who pro­duces work un­der the name Créa­tions Li. My desk is on a mez­za­nine that floats a lit­tle above the ce­ram­ics area, so from over the top of my desk, I can see them throw­ing, trim­ming and wedg­ing clay, along­side a hand­ful of other sweet potters. Our con­ver­sa­tions of­ten weave into and in­form what I’m writ­ing, and we’ve col­lab­o­rated on a few things since I moved in. The friend­ship, and this space, has been one of the best things to hap­pen to me.

Lee Lai is from Naarm (Mel­bourne), Aus­tralia, cur­rently liv­ing in Tio’tia:ke (known as Mon­treal), Que­bec. They make il­lus­tra­tions and comics that are part fic­tion, part mem­oir: cherry-pick­ing and re-work­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to com­ment, un­pack and share sto­ries about in­ti­macy, rage, gen­der, fam­i­lies, food, and queer blus­ter­ing.

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