Exhibition visit: Najeon and Ottchil, at Asia House

The current exhibition at Asia House, featuring exquisite work by contemporary master craftsmen and women, celebrates 70 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Republic of Korea. Najeon is the craft of decoration using mother of pearl, usually made from abalone shells, while Ottchil is the craft of creating objects out of lacquer. […]

Korean Traditional Hand Embroidery Workshop at KCC

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 October 2019, 5pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Jasu (hand embroidery) dates back to the prehistoric era when humans first started to make clothes. […]

Misun Won and Kyosun Jung at Goldsmiths Fair

Earlier this month LKL paid a brief visit to the second week of Goldsmiths Fair, primarily to congratulate Misun Won on her special mention in the Best New Design Award 2019. The award itself went to Patrick Davison, but Misun’s generously proportioned brooch caught the judges’ eye. While there, we also visited award-winning designer Kyosun […]

Korean designers at Goldsmiths Fair 2019

Three Korean jewellers / silversmiths / designers appear in this year’s Goldsmiths Fair; Yeena Yoon in week 1 and Misun Won and Kyosun Jung in week 2: Goldsmiths Fair Week 1: 24 – 29 September 2019 Week 2: 1 – 6 October 2019 Goldsmiths Hall | Foster Lane | London EC2V 6BN | www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk Yeena […]

Take a Moment: A selection of Korean Crafts

Han Collection’s exhibition coinciding with London Craft Week: Take a Moment: A selection of Korean Crafts Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Wed 8 May – Sun 12 May 2019, 11:00 – 18:00. Extended to 31 May. Register via Eventbrite The Han Collection invites you to our […]

Kingston School of Art and Royal School of Needlework collaborate with Hanbok Advancement Centre

The first stage of an innovative collaboration between the Hanbok Advancement Centre, Kingston School of Art and the Royal School of Needlework had its first public exhibition last week at Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery. The collaboration was the brainchild of Justina Jang, who through Korean British Cultural Exchange shares Korean culture with London and […]

Hanbok-inspired fashion on show in Kingston University

An international project in which the Royal School of Needlework collaborated with the Korean Hanbok Advancement Centre, KBCE and Kingston University, has offered a unique opportunity for students to create exhibitable works which creatively reinterpreted elements of the traditional Korean dress (Hanbok) using both traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques. The finished pieces by Kingston […]

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 […]

Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

A wide-ranging exhibition and events programme as part of Asian Art in London: Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Design Centre Chelsea Harbour | Lots Road | London SW10 0XE | www.dcch.co.uk 5 – 9 November, 9:30am to 5:30pm Full programme of events can be downloaded here A resurgence in the popularity of Asian […]

Mun•Bang•Sa•U – The Friends of the Scholar

The KCCUK’s contribution to London Craft Week 2018: Mun•Bang•Sa•U – The Friends of the Scholar Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW main entrance on Northumberland Avenue 24 April – 26 May Workshop, 12 May 14:00 – 15:00 (Register via info@kccuk.org.uk) As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean […]

Ceramic, Embroidery and Lacquerware: A Trio of Korean Crafts

Han Collection’s contribution to London Craft Week: A Trio of Korean Crafts Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Exhibition, 9-12 May 11:00 — 18:00, 13 May 12:00 – 18:00 Demonstration, 12 May 12:00 — 16:00 The Han Collection exhibits a range of artists, celebrating three of Korea’s most loved […]

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 […]