Roy Chandra (Snow Monkey Pottery) is currently a Diploma student at TAFE Brookvale studying Visual Arts in Ceramics. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and migrated to Sydney in 2005. He has been working with clay since 2014, and within this time, he has been featured in many art and ceramic competitions, including Emerging Artist Craft NSW, Port Hacking Potters National Competition and the Muswellbrook Art Prize.
His ceramic works are largely inspired by Japanese Pottery, however he often experiments with many different styles, including more contemporary forms and designs. His tableware originates from a deep appreciation of Nature, and many of his pieces spring from the tension between natural forms and more utilitarian constructs. He strongly connects with wheel-thrown ceramics, and he has a deep recognition for re-using and recycling raw materials, which again relates to his respect for Nature.