Korean ceramic artists at Ceramic Art London 2015

Ceramic Art London 2015

The Craft Potters Association is holding Ceramic Arts London 2015 at the Royal College of Art from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015.

Ceramic Art London 2015 provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers.

There are six Korean ceramists exhibiting their work, and there will also be at least two non-Koreans showing (Jack Doherty and Akiko Hirai) who have been included in KCC exhibitions before now.

Ceramic Art London 2015

Hosted by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain in partnership with Ceramic Review
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015
Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries at The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 (adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall)

Opening Hours: Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 6pm | Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Korean exhibitors:

MYUNG NAM AN

Myung Nam An - Gary Face
Myung Nam An – Gary Face

By working with ceramics and using colour, it is my hope to marry the beautiful form with imagery that subtly informs or confronts the viewer to think about a larger issue – to ignite the thought provoking process. It is my goal to address people’s ideals and thoughts about what is beautiful and to try and encourage the viewer to investigate and hopefully question or think about issues that are taking place all around us.

Myung Nam An, 26 Make Space Studios Newnham Terrace London SE1 7DR
Tel: 07886448891 Website: www.myungnaman.co.uk

HYEJEONG KIM

Hyejeong Kim - Flared bowl SIze: D=16, W=18, H=12 (cm) Methods: wheel-thrown stoneware Glaze: HK matte blue
Hyejeong Kim – Flared bowl SIze: D=16, W=18, H=12 (cm) Methods: wheel-thrown stoneware Glaze: HK matte blue

I make pots on a wheel and am still deeply fascinated by the dynamism of the movement between the centrifugal and centripetal forces that create form.
There are many different ways to make pots but throwing clay on a wheel yields the most organic shapes, like flowers blossoming or fruit maturing.
Soft and flexible clay on a wheel moves within concentric circles but the line and forms can be changed infinitely and freely by my touch.
The haptic touch and sensuous examinations of the shape, texture, colour, weight and density of clay reveal a natural balance of formation and deformation.

Hyejeong Kim, 149-17 Gugi-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, 110-804 Rep.of South KOREA
Tel: +82(0)1088037566 Website: www.potspots.com

JIN EUI KIM

Jin Eui Kim - Resonance no.5, D:41.3cm x H:7.2cm, earthenware, wheel-throwing, brushed 18 tones of engobes, applied with thin layer of matt glaze, fired at 1120
Jin Eui Kim – Resonance no.5, D:41.3cm x H:7.2cm, earthenware, wheel-throwing, brushed 18 tones of engobes, applied with thin layer of matt glaze, fired at 1120

My work explores how the perception of three-dimensional ceramic forms can be manipulated by the application of arrangements of bands on their surfaces. Depending on the arrangement, using gradients of width, interval or tone, illusory spatial phenomena can appear and thus significantly influence the actual three-dimensional forms. The duration of viewer’s attention, viewer’s position, tone or colour of the background are also crucial influencing factors for the creation of such illusions. My works attract viewers by visual phenomena as well as physical confusions appearing on their surface.

Jin Eui Kim, Fireworks Clay Studios, 24 Tudor Lane, Riverside, Cardiff. CF11 6AZ
Tel: 07737 895637 Website: www.jineuikim.com

SUN KIM

Sun Kim - bowls
Sun Kim – bowls

My work is focused on a range of functional ware, I explore traditional and contemporary aesthetics. I use porcelain and stoneware as the main material to produce my work.

I am fascinated about how everyday objects can influence our cultural habits and create a relationship in someone’s life. For me, making is a continuous journey and an attempt to understand my present environment, and also my personal investigation into form, shape and volume.

The idea of how this journey is revealed to someone through my work intrigues me.

Sun Kim, Studio 4A-Vanguard Court, 36-38 Peckham Rd. London SE5 8QT
Tel: 07976 039552 Website: www.sunkim.co.uk

YUN WOOK MUN

Yun Wook Mun - Poof 2.0 (detail)
Yun Wook Mun – Poof 2.0 (detail)

In my work, simple ways and shapes with elaborate craft techniques are used as media to show how my intuitive thought process can turn into a visualized form.

An idea may develop from an intangible thinking process. Such idea begins to transfer and take on a form from an imagination to a physical realm. Using manual casting technique, individual pieces are created and assembled in numerous ways. The formal aspects of objects hint building blocks and toy-like creatures.

Yun Wook Mun, Munho-ri 45-1, Seojong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, 476-813 Korea
Tel: +821092468063

JONG JIN PARK

Jong Jin Park - Artistic stratum | 2014 | 18X18X9cm | Porcelain, Black stain | Brushing clay slip on 600 tissues | 1280 ℃ firing
Jong Jin Park – Artistic stratum | 2014 | 18X18X9cm | Porcelain, Black stain | Brushing clay slip on 600 tissues | 1280 ℃ firing

My practice explores the remarkable ability of ceramics to deceive the eye. By using tissue paper and clay slip, I can make various materials looks like paper, wood and stratum but it is definitely ceramics at the same time. These effects meet with simple shapes and structures, contrasting with the straight porcelain. My practice asks us to think what is real? At the same time, you experience another deception ‘how was it made?’ I always enjoy the audience’s reaction to my work.

Jong Jin Park, Flat 2 Colverson Court, Cowper Place, Cardiff. CF24 3FN
Tel: 44 7455 217518 Website: www.jongjinpark.com

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