Occasians

THE NIBS & PAPER COMPANY x OCCASIANS

Occasians, a Singapore-based Ceramics Company, is our exclusive ceramic partner for our own line of ceramic stationery.

Our ceramic stationery is hand made and a product of many rounds of research and development. With our users in mind, we deliberated over materials, weight and designs to ensure what you are purchasing is not just a pretty piece of art, but also a practical tool for your writing.

BACKGROUND
OCCASIANS is a company of Singapore-based artists introducing revolutionary concepts of tableware and other hand-crafted functional works of art. It is established in 2011, and specializes in producing ceramic artworks ranging from tableware, fine tea ware, contemporary home furnishings, store décor, to jewelry and even large sculptures. 
Besides commissioned projects, they are constantly developing their own series of works to be launched in the next upcoming exhibitions. Some of their flagship pieces, such as Winter Quarry cups by Francis Poon, are now sold in Taiwan and Hong kong as well. Occasians do not have a retail storefront in Singapore, but some of our works on display can be purchased off the shelves at
  • Teajoy Tea house (North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188727)
  • The Clue-less Goat Specialty Coffee house (189 Thomson Rd 307631) Orders can also be placed there for larger quantities.

ARTISTS

FRANCIS POON,the founder of OCCASIANS, is a ceramic artist, curator and art educator, especially for children with special needs. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a diploma in ceramics in 2007. Francis is also a connoisseur of fine foods, wine, coffee and tea and he takes pain to ensure that his ceramic forms enhance, rather than detract from, the dining experience. He has ceramic and other art works commissioned by several cafes, bars, restaurants and establishments like Act3 International, Nanyang Acedamy of Fine Arts and the National Library Board.

ESTHER NG, studied English Literature at the National University of Singapore, and then went on to pursue Fine Art at LASALLE College of the Arts. She majored in sculpture and loves working with clay. Her works often display an interplay between these two disciplines, where the narrative connects with the sculptural, and the poetic with the physical. Esther has taken part in several cross disciplinary shows and presented a solo visual arts performance in the New Word Order series by The Arts House.