and Helen Betlem are members of Studio Pena founded
in 1998 by a local sculptor Mad Anuar.
Mad’s idea in
setting up the Pena studio was to attract people to
become artists by teaching them the basics of
painting, woodcarving, printing and welding.
succeeded in getting together a small group of about
7 people who come together every weekend. In 2004 the
idea was born to setup an own ceramic line to create
some income for the group.
In no time Fauzi became
the key player in the design and production of
pottery. He works full time on the pottery you see
on the show with assistance from Helen.
The pottery is
not made by using a wheel but every piece is
handmade. After a design is agreed a mold is
produced and only a very small edition of that
particular model is fired.