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In the interview, Iskandar, a Cultural Medallion Recipient in 1988, talks about his feelings when he was first conferred the Cultural Medallion for his work in pottery, his immersion in Japanese pottery aesthetics when he received a scholarship to Japan, his time in India to study textile, fabric printing, weaving, etc, and his contributions to Singapore. He shares how he was influenced by the “wabisabi” and “shibui” forms of art appreciation during his time in Japan. His travels to 3-4 countries a year throughout his earlier years, also provided the inspiration for his pottery, and he had recorded his travels in 85 journals. Although people in Singapore associate him with murals, Iskandar reveals that he is more inclined towards developing pottery and setting up pottery centres in Singapore. He indicates that the purpose in what he is doing is education, and his work in pottery is being continued by some of his best students.
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