Ceramics

As part of London Design Festival, Mint in South Kensington is holding a group show entitled Elements of Craft. Ceramic artist Sunae Kim will be part of the exhibition. Mint | 2 North Terrace | Alexander Square | London | SW3 2BA | www.mintshop.co.uk Rsvp is required for the private view on 18 September. The […]

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A video of Korean ceramic decorative techniques

by Philip Gowman 16 August 2014
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I just tripped over this lovely video on Facebook. It would be nice to have something a bit longer, showing a comprehensive range of all the various decorative techniques used in Korean ceramics. But this is a great sampler, from Icheon Ceramics: Post by Minkyu Jeon.

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Exhibition visit: Korean crafts and design at Collect 2014

by Philip Gowman 15 May 2014
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On the front cover of the catalogue for Collect 2014, the annual fair organised by the Crafts Council, is an intriguing shell-shaped metal sculpture – part Slinky, part oil-lamp, and very beautiful. Wandering around to gallery number 3 on the ground floor, you come to the stall hosted by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation. […]

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Korean crafts and design at Collect 2014

by Philip Gowman 26 April 2014
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COLLECT, the leading international art fair for contemporary objects, returns to the Saatchi Gallery in May 2014 with an impressive roster of 36 international galleries, alongside seven Project Space artists. This showcase of innovation and excellence will feature contemporary objects for sale from over 400 artists, ranging from ceramics and glassware to jewellery and woodwork, […]

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Sun Ae Kim: Quotidian, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2014
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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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