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SAEROM YOON 

"I express my emotions when I look at nature's greatness and beauty through my formative language."                                                                - SAEROM YOON  - ABOUT ARTIST Saerom Yoon puts his experience of nature into his work. From art furniture and objects to installations and plane works, the range of his work is as varied as it sounds. The artist, who lived in Philippines in his childhood, uses acrylic to express light in various aspects of the sky which he felt back then. The straight-lined furniture is the result of a precisely shaped molding experiment. The artist's handcrafted efforts in dyeing...

SANGHOON KIM 

"Even though the struggle with long loneliness seems to have no end, it permeates my work just like a wind that leaves the soft memory of rejuvenation."                         - SANGHOON KIM  - ABOUT ARTIST Sanghoon Kim is a rising artist who has won the first prize at the Silver Triennial as well as the second prize at the Silver Smith Forum competition in Germany in 2018. The "lines from the plane" that can be seen in his work shows a free and repetitive pattern on a luminous flat surface of silver and allows him to have modern beauty despite being produced by traditional methods. THE PROCESS The basic form of the work is established through Raising...

JUCHEOL YUN 

"The tradition of the future is the present progressive,"                                                                       - Jucheol Yun - ABOUT ARTIST Jucheol Yun is a potter engaged in his work by combining modern technology with traditional Korean techniques. His works are characterized by super-dense condensation and the emission of special formability. His work has been preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for its tradition of excellence and sophistication of modern design. THE PROCESS Yun’s work is the result of a combination of soil, water, fire, and the soul of a craftsman. Fifteen years ago, after a long period of...

LEE KOTTAM

ABOUT ARTIST As a daughter of a ceramist, artist Lee Kottam has been grown so close to the clays. She was majored in industrial ceramics from Dankook University and graduated Tokyo University of the Arts with a doctoral degree in research on Nature and Life. She is mainly working on tableware and interior goods based on wildflowers, insects, and berries around her studio in Ganghwado these days. THE PROCESS Full of spring spirit plates, they are made by pressing the wildflowers onto the clay plates and then transferring the pattern by embossing with Solid Casting. Use chloride for developing the natural wildflower colors. In order to prevent the chloride (aqueous solution) spreading during the coloring process, there are two times of preliminary firing and then...

YANG JIWOON

ABOUT ARTIST Korean emerging Ceramicist Yang Ji-Woon received her MFA, Ph.D at Sungshin University, studied the crafts and ceramics. Yang makes the cup, plate, and ornament of Cerastone, emitting, the subdued sheen of pottery and the soft touch through the delicate expression practice without glaze by means of the Cerastone. With the hope of designing small artistic objects for daily life, Yang strives to enhance the quality of our lives. THE PROCESS The artist reinterprets the Korean traditional Yeollimun technique (marbling pattern) and the Inlaid technique in a modern style. She expresses the flow of line, face, and color by making white pottery soil in various patterns, applies the gold on the surface and peels it after firing, for the gold to be left on...

LEE KAJIN

ABOUT ARTIST Lee Kajin is one of the most promising, up-and-coming craft artist in Korea dedicated to making contemporary celadon wares ‘Celadon’. Lee makes sturdy porcelains with a lucid, radiant color with higher firing temperature and viscosity compared to those of traditional Go-ryo celadons. LEE seeks to reinterpret classical celadons into modern disciplines not through variations in the appearance or functionality but through technological innovations and sentiments of today. THE PROCESS The artist Kajin Lee’s celadon work starts from the expression of the glaze. The blue light is maximized by applying the glaze thickly to express the celadon color in her ceramic works. Lee makes her own distinctive glaze by mixing ingredients and the works go through the demanding process of glazing and burning. The...

KIM EUN HAK

ABOUT ARTIST Kim Eun Hak works with a group at his own studio, "Eun Hak Kim Design Studio" as an art director mainly focusing on designing furniture, lights, and living supplies. Kim completes the work through the effect that objet is united accidentally by users away from the frame of typical and artificial form. All of his works are made on the basis of this form ‘series of incompletion’. The Artist suggests a design that is made in the flexible relationship of users, pursuing the practical design anybody can understand. THE PROCESS 1. choose /  2. change / 3. compound Kim focuses on the ‘legs’ of furniture. He chooses only legs from several kinds of furniture and transforms the length, then he makes a new glued...

KANG HEE JUNG

ABOUT ARTIST Kang Hee Jung graduated with both a BFA in Craft Art and a MFA in Wood Painting in Sook Myung Women’s University in Seoul. She has had 3 solo exhibitions and her works have been in more than 15 group exhibitions internationally, such as France and China. THE PROCESS She is currently working on making craft objects and up-cycling furniture to be used in everyday life. She discovers materials from our surroundings and is recently interested in bringing back abandoned objects to us. Kang breaks up an outdated object, deriving its value and beauty to re-create it as a brand-new object and a furniture piece suitable for contemporary lifestyle. WORK PHILOSOPHY Kang focuses on Ottchil, which is Korean lacquer art. She finds that...

OH YUMI

ABOUT ARTIST Oh Yumi is a craft artist who makes wooden lacquerware by following the tradition in her own language. After pursuing BA degree in business administration and Chinese language and literature, she decided to learn her father’s skills and continue the tradition. As a daughter of Oh Wang Taek, a renowned artisan of lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, she is inspired by her father’s delicate works and aspires to keep the tradition of handwork. Her works have been exhibited in Korea, China, Taiwan, USA and France. THE PROCESS Everything around Oh Yumi becomes an inspiration: architecture, fashion, nature and the contemporary society where she lives in. She studies forms from architecture, colors from fashion and paintings, and patterns from nature. While utilizing the traditional technique...

SEO KUK JIN

ABOUT ARTIST Potter Seo, Kuk Jin graduated from Craft Art department in Kyunghee University and holds a master’s degree in Craft Art from the same school. He started to showcase his works in his first solo exhibition in 1989 and participated in various exhibitions in Korea, China, and the United States afterwards. His work is part of the permanent collection of Musee National Adrien Dubouche Limoges in France. THE PROCESS Pursuing the aesthetics of minimalism, he focuses on lines and colors of his works. He starts with the question of how he would color the work. He then finds materials for color from nature. He believes in the virtue of Korean traditional pottery and aspires to express its elegance with simple line and subtle color....
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