From The Archives
One of the most mentioned forms in Mentrida’s lexicon, the making of clay pots by 17th c. Visayans had various native terms in use. Spelt COLON in the lexicon, the term is correlated with a synonym of similar use – Hiligaynon word ANGLET. In contemporary use, ANGLET is now called anglit in Ilo-ilo, and refers to a small clay pot with a lid, used to cook rice.
In this video on terracotta, Babbu Wenceslao, an instructor for painting and pottery at the Foundation University’s Art and Architecture Program, looks at early written records of the making and use of clay vessels in the Visayas.
Babbu Wenceslao is an artist and musician from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. He was born in Tagbilaran City. His childhood and learning years were spent in the Visayan islands of Bohol, Cebu, Leyte and Negros. He has a degree in Painting from the University of the Philippines Cebu College. He teaches part-time in Foundation University’s Department of Architecture and Fine Arts. In 2019, he did a residency program at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia and shortly after a special installation with Filipino artists Pablo Capati and Mark Valenzuela in the 2019 Australian Ceramic Triennial. In the same year he did a residency program with Boxplot Project and TU Collab in Singapore.
Art and Practice
In this video, six artists from Dumaguete present their art using clay and ceramic. Artists include Babbu Wenceslao- [email protected], Alma Zosan Alcoran- [email protected], Hemrod Duran- [email protected], Mikoo Cataylo [email protected], Dyna Quilnet- [email protected], Jana Jumalon Alano- [email protected].