For my birthday, my mother gave me two books and a chicken. The chicken is an elegant ceramic cooking pot made by Win Ng in the late 1960s. It is practical and well made and has cooked many family dinners.
Win Ng was a family friend, ceramicist, and co-founder of the popular Taylor & Ng store in San Francisco. When I was a little girl, he adopted one of our Siamese kittens, which gave us something to discuss when we visited his store. Long after the store closed, my mother rented studio space from Win Ng on Belcher Street in San Francisco. She still has one of his larger ceramic sculptures on her garden deck.
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Updated 17 August 2016