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Hidden Gem: Lloyd Choi Gallery at London Craft Week

Lloyd Choi Gallery is delighted to participate in London Craft Week 2024 for the first time at Cromwell Place in South Kensington. The gallery will present Hidden Gem to celebrate the refined craftsmanship in Korean art, presenting six artists committed to employing traditional techniques and materials to create unique contemporary works of art. Often, beauty … [Read More]

Korean crafts at Collect 2024

Collect, now in its 20th year, offers collectors an opportunity to acquire new, museum-quality handcrafted artworks from some of 21st Century’s finest craft talent. As in previous years, there is a strong Korean representation, with five Korea-specialist galleries exhibiting. You will also find individual Korean artists in galleries without a country focus: Gallery Sklo Booth: … [Read More]

Moon Jar: The Untold Story, at Cromwell Place

The Moon Jar is a sculptural form that became an icon in contemporary ceramic history and is celebrated in both the UK and Korea. Echoing the shape of a floating full moon, the traditional white Moon Jar, made from two porcelain hemispheres, dates back to the Joseon Dynasty (14th-19th centuries). Historically the Moon Jar has … [Read More]

Korean crafts at Collect 2022

Collect returns to Somerset House later this month. Han Collection will be there with their tempting array of ceramics from Icheon, while Lloyd Choi Gallery represents a broader range of crafts from across the country. In addition, expect to find the occasional Korean artist represented by non Korean specialist galleries: for example: Cube Gallery will … [Read More]

Korean galleries at Collect 2021 (online edition)

COLLECT moves online this year, 26 February – 2 March 2021. There are some lovely Korean pieces to see thanks to the commitment of three galleries, and images of the items are online now. Lloyd Choi Gallery is participating remotely from Jeju Island, and their physical exhibition there stays open until 15 March. Details and … [Read More]

Korean crafts at Collect 2020

COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March, 2020. Tickets available here. Opening times: Thu 27 Feb – 11.00-17.00 | Private View Thu 27 Feb – 18.00-21.00 | Fri 28 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sat 29 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sun 1 Mar … [Read More]

Korean Crafts at Collect 2019

I always enjoy visiting Collect – and not just for the Korean exhibitors. Obviously, though, it’s the Korean galleries that attract my attention the most, and it’s good to see the Korean Craft and Design Foundation back for their sixth year. They always present a high quality selection of work; but for me the highlight … [Read More]

Exhibition visit – Collect 2018

For the fifth year, the Korean Craft and Design Foundation put on a splendid show at Collect. As in previous years, the stall showcased a range of crafts – from jewellery and lacquer to ceramics and more – with this year the theme being “Meditative Art”. The dramatic ceramic piece entitled Sea by Lee Eun … [Read More]

Korean crafts at Collect 2018

In addition to the major Korean exhibitors listed below, glass artist Choi Keeryong will be in the Scotland Craft & Design collection, and textile artist Kang Soojin will be with jaggedart. Collect 2018 Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | King’s Road | London SW3 4RY Thursday 22 February, 12pm – 7pm Friday 23 … [Read More]

Exhibition news: Korean crafts at Collect 2017

Korean crafts will again be strongly represented at COLLECT this year, with a stall on the ground floor featuring a dozen artists supported by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation, and three independent artists displaying on the top floor. The exhibition is at Saatchi Gallery, 2-6 February. Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | … [Read More]