Crafts

The KCC’s summer exhibition features the work of nineteen craftsmen and designers: Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects, A New Approach Korean Cultural Centre UK 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 1 August – 17 September 2016 The Korea Craft and Design Foundation with the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) present Make Your Movements: Korean […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean craft and design at Tent London 2015

by Philip Gowman 21 October 2015
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LKL always tries to do a quick visit to Tent London to see what Korean designers are up to. It’s much more difficult to plan that 100% Design the other end of town as the website is not as helpful in displaying the exhibitors. So it’s a question of turning up, picking up the newspaper-style […]

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Exhibition visit: Simple, Calm, Subtle — Korean crafts at Tent 2015

by Philip Gowman 5 October 2015
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The Korea Craft and Design Foundation has recently been making its presence felt in London via its promotion of Korean crafts at major exhibitions. They have brought artisans and their work to Collect for the past three years, and this is now the second year that they have put on a spectacular show at Tent […]

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Event news: Korean designers at the 2015 Goldsmiths Fair

by Philip Gowman 20 September 2015
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Three of the jewellers who exhibited at the KCC in December last year will be participating in week one of the Goldsmiths Fair this month: The Goldsmiths Fair Week 1: 22 – 27 September 2015 Opening Hours: 11AM to 6.30PM Thursdays open late until 8.30PM Last entry 30 minutes before closing Restaurant and Wine Bar […]

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Exhibition news: Simple, Calm, Subtle — Korean crafts at Tent London 2015

by Philip Gowman 30 August 2015
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For the second year running, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation is bringing an impressive collection of Korean crafts to Tent London. At LKL we’re particularly pleased that the work of one of our favourite ceramic artists, Roe Kyung-jo, will be included. Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2015 Su-su, Deom-deom, Eun-eun (means Simple, […]

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Exhibition news: The Korean Craft — Human, Place, History

by Philip Gowman 7 August 2015
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News of the KCCUK’s summer exhibition: The Korean Craft: Human, Place, History 10 Aug – 19 Sep 2015 Korean Cultural Centre This exhibition is dedicated to Bukchon, a district of Seoul and a reservoir of Korean arts, crafts and royal lifestyles, bearing traces from the turbulent history of the Joseon Dynasty (14th – 19th Century). […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2015
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Once again one of the featured craftsmen at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation stall at Collect 2015 was lacquerware artist Chung Haecho, who on his first appearance in 2013 had work collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and whose work greeted you first as you approached the stall. But this year it was […]

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Korean crafts at Collect 2015

by Philip Gowman 5 May 2015
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For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

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Making, dyeing and using traditional Korean paper – a rewarding day of workshops at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 12 April 2015
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A fascinating pair of workshops at the V&A on Saturday introduced an audience of conservators to the making and dyeing of traditional Korean paper, and of some of its modern uses. The workshops were presented as part of the Adapt & Evolve Conference 2015 organised by the Book & Paper Group of the Institute of […]

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Exhibition visit: Contemporary Korean Silversmithing and Jewellery at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2014
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The jewellery and silversmithing exhibition at the KCC is soon coming to an end, to make way for a fashion-related exhibition. Go along before it’s too late… Go along for the wonderful vessels of Kyosun Jung, whose use of silver wire in the decoration make the finished product look like the product of Moorcroft potteries: […]

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Contemporary Korean Silversmithing and Jewellery at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 2 November 2014
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I love William Lee’s spectacular silver moon jars and other recreations of Korean ceramics; and I love Misun Won’s silver jewellery. Heeyoung Kim has caught the attention too at the Goldsmiths fair and elsewhere. I spotted some work by Youjin Nam at the RCA degree show this year, and work by Min Yoo at Mokspace. […]

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Exhibition visit: Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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Nothing prepared you for the sight that greeted you when you entered the room containing the Korean crafts at Tent London. As you were wandering past the various stalls in the main part of the exhibition displaying contemporary crafts from around the world on your way to the “Constancy and Change” room, you might have […]

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Gallery: a collection of photos of the Constancy & Change exhibition

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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Here are some of LKL’s photos of the recent Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft exhibition held as part of Tent London 2014. The photos are supplemented with images from the press pack provided by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation. Links: LKL’s review of the exhibition

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Constancy & Change in Korean Craft – the video from Tent London

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Here is the official documentary video, put together by the Ministry of Culture and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation, which looks at some of the artisans and their crafts that were exhibited at the special exhibition at Tent London last week:

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Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft, at Tent London

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2014
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Every year you’ll find some independent Korean designers at Tent London. But this year there’s a Korean “pavilion” that will showcase themes of tradition in contemporary Korean design. Register on the Tent London website. The exhibition runs from 18 to 21 September. Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft T3-A Hall, First floor, Old Truman […]

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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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