Ceramics

We enjoyed Sun Ae Kim’s participation last year in the RCA Biennial Research Exhibition, not just for the novelty of free beer jelly, but for the lovely ceramic drinking cups and bowls. So we’re looking forward to her first solo show, at Mokspace, from 6 March. Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian 6th – 22nd March 2014 […]

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Moon Jar exhibition celebrates the beauty of imperfection

by Philip Gowman 12 August 2013
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This summer’s exhibition at the KCC marks 130 of relations between the UK and the Korean peninsula. And it is because of those relations, and also because of the good relations built up between the KCC and the British Museum over the years, that the exhibition happened at all. The centrepiece of the exhibition is […]

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Ancient and modern ceramics at the KCC

by Shouvik Datta 29 July 2013
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Shouvik Datta reports from the talk on Korean ceramics at the KCC on 15 July, which was part of a series of events accompanying the current Moon Vase exhibition. It was a warm July day, and Ms Heena Youn, who is currently completing her PhD at SOAS (on a specialist area of ancient Chinese ceramics), […]

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Symposium: Joining Hemispheres, at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 19 July 2013
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The title of this Monday’s seminar plays on the construction method of the Moon Jar. I wish I could make it. It looks like an interesting afternoon. As usual, pre-booking via info@kccuk.org.uk is required. Symposium: Joining Hemispheres 2pm Monday 22nd July KCCUK Multi-purpose Hall This will be a day of exchange, interaction, new perspectives and […]

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Treasures of Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea

by Philip Gowman 11 July 2013
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Another interesting lecture to accompany the KCC’s current Moon Jar exhibition: Treasures of Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea A lecture by Heena Youn Monday 15 July 6:30pm – 8:00pm KCCUK multi-purpose hall This lecture explores the history of Korean ceramics through selected masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea, Seoul. The National […]

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Children’s Clay Workshop: ‘The Jar of Stories’ at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 11 July 2013
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The third in a series of weekly classes and lectures related to the current Moon Jar exhibition at the KCC: Children’s Clay Workshop: ‘The Jar of Stories’ Saturday 13 July 11.30, 13:15, 15:00 KCCUK multi-purpose hall A Drop-in Workshop for children aged 7 – 10 years: Explore a world in clay to create a lunar […]

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The Pots that gave me Joy – the first of several talks related to the KCC’s Moon Jar exhibition

by Philip Gowman 29 June 2013
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To go with their current exhibition – Moon Jar – Contemporary Translations in Britain – the KCC has a range of gallery talks and events. Last Monday was an informal gallery tour, and on 1 July is the first formal talk: The Pots that gave me joy Bernard Leach’s personal collection by Prof. Simon Olding […]

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Moon Jar – Contemporary Translations in Britain

by Philip Gowman 31 May 2013
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News of the upcoming exhibition at the KCC, whose centrepiece is the Moon Jar that Bernard Leach bought on a visit to Korea in 1935, on loan from the British Museum for the occasion. On a related note, if you happen to be in Seoul in the next couple of months, this exhibition exploring the […]

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Exhibition visit: Ceramics by Lee Chang-sook and Kim So-yeop at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 21 March 2013
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Mokspace has done it again with an exhibition of affordable pieces which are a pleasure to look at. And with the current exhibition the pieces are a pleasure to handle as well. And useful. Kim So-yeop’s stoneware in particular begs you to pick it up and turn it in your hands. The rough texture and […]

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Sun, Moon and Tree — Ceramics Exhibition at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 7 March 2013
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Looks like another good exhibition coming up at Mokspace. And to launch the show, Jung Ji-eun (kayageum) and Choi Jung-hyun (changgo) will give a performance of Korean traditional music at the opening event. Sun, Moon and Tree Chang Sook Lee & Soyeop Kim Ceramic Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday 8th March 2013, 6 – 9pm Korean […]

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Exhibition visit: Disruptive Drinking and Creative Curating at the RCA

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2013
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When you’re invited to a session of disruptive drinking, it’s hard to refuse. And that was what was promised in Sun Ae Kim’s invitation to her stall at the Royal College of Arts Biennial Research Exhibition. Disruptive? Well, there were certainly some surprises. First of all the exquisite ceramic vessels we were offered to drink […]

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Sunae Kim and Hyukgue Kwon in Disruption – the RCA Research Biennial exhibition

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2013
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Three press releases follow: one for the RCA Research Biennial Exhibition itself, then one for each of the two Korean participants. Disruption Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 2013 disruption.rca.ac.uk An investigation on the 
idea of disturbance, subversion and irritation in an art and design practice: 21st — 27th January 10am – 5.30pm Open till 8.30pm on […]

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A visit to Min Young-ki

by Philip Gowman 29 June 2012
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When I visited Sancheong for the first time in 2010 one of the items on my agenda was a visit to Sancheong’s finest potter – and indeed Korea’s most renowned tea-bowl maker – Min Young-ki (민영기). Unfortunately owning to a diary mixup Min Senior was not there, and instead I had a very pleasant meeting […]

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An Myung-nam at the Mall Galleries

by Philip Gowman 6 January 2012
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The Society of Designer Craftsmen has an annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Among the exhibitors this year is SDC Ceramics Licentiate and KAA member Myung-nam AN: Designer Crafts at the Mall 2012 At The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 Friday 6th to Sunday 15th January 2012 This winter craft exhibition, presented by the […]

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Sena Gu’s ceramics on show in Canary Wharf

by Philip Gowman 17 December 2011
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Nice to see Sena Gu‘s ceramics in Canary Wharf. I spotted her work at 100% Design London this year, and now I pass it on the way to work every morning, at least until 4 January 2012. Pretty and imaginative.

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Curator Talk at the V & A Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition

by Philip Gowman 15 September 2011
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The V & A’s contemporary Korean ceramics exhibition comes to an end on 4 October. Its curator looks back on the exhibition at a free lunchtime talk on 28 September: When: Wed 28 September 2011 13:15 Where: Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre Hear more about this ceramics display from curator Christine Guth of the V&A. Jointly […]

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Exhibition visit: Tradition Transformed – Contemporary Korean Ceramics at the V&A

by Jasleen Kandhari 8 September 2011
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Tradition, Transformed, Contemporary, Korean, Ceramic – the words used to describe the title of the exhibition as well as the thematic arrangement of this display in the V&A’s Ceramics & Korea Gallery from May until October 2011. Showcasing the innovative art forms produced by 18 Korean contemporary ceramicists aged 40-70 from the South Korean peninsula, […]

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