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CHANG HWA LEE

ABOUT ARTIST Lee, Chang Hwa graduated from Ceramic Department of College of Fine Arts in Hongik University. He also holds a master’s degree in Industrial Arts from the same school. Since 1999 he introduced his white porcelain and jinsa works through various solo and group exhibitions. In 2004 and 2006, he won awards in the Korea’s beautiful pottery public call competition. His works are part of the permanent collection in the Icheon World Ceramic and Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum. THE PROCESS Lee, Chang Hwa likes to play with earth. Just like kids focuses on playing without any pressure or constraints, Lee likes to play with earth. Sometimes folding it, sometimes stacking it up or punching a hole in it… in the process of playing and having...

EUN BUM LEE

ABOUT ARTIST Lee Eun Bum graduated from department of Ceramics at Hongik University in 1992 and started training in Onggi making. He has been introducing his works in five solo exhibitions as well as many other group exhibitions such as ‘Design & Color’ at the International Ceramic Center at Icheon and “Croisements vers la communication” in Paris hosted by IAC. His works are part of the permanent collection at Chosun Hwanyo Museum in Gwangju as well as Korean Cultural Center in UK. Today, he is back in his hometown in Eumsung, working away in his self-made studio to create works that are contemporary while respecting and borrowing from the traditions and heritage of Korean pottery techniques. THE PROCESS According to Lee, colors of celadon are...

SANG HYUK YOON

ABOUT ARTIST Born in 1984, Yoon Sang Hyuk is a young potter with exceptional talent. Having graduated from department of Ceramics in College of Arts in Seoul National University, he held his first solo exhibition in 2014 Untitled, and numerous group exhibitions including the The Beauty of Waiting, Clay, To hold something in 2014 and New Past exhibition in 2013. THE PROCESS Yoon works with clay. As he plays with the clay, it responds to his hand and slowly shows its properties. He carefully observes these responses and constantly ponders ‘why’. Through the process of questioning and finding the answers to them, he adjusts the clay to himself, and himself to the clay. The discovery he finds along this process is the motivation for his...

SEUNG KI MIN

ABOUT ARTIST Potter Min Seung Ki holds both bachelor and master’s degree in Ceramic Arts from Kookmin University. He has won awards in various ceramic competitions such as the Icheon Trend competition in 2010, Gwangju porcelain competition in 2008, and Beautiful Korean Ceramics Competition in 2007. He actively showcases his works in exhibitions, including his solo exhibition in Fifteen Gallery and Buk-Ak group exhibition at Dusan Art Square in 2012. His works are part of the permanent collection in Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum. THE PROCESS Min Seung Ki’s works are rooted in the style of buncheong or white-slipped stoneware. They are characterized by playful application of the white slip, various line patterns, and the calming colors, unique style that now came to represent his studio. Min...

NEUNG HO LEE

ABOUT ARTIST Lee Neung Ho graduated from Craft Art department in Kookmin University. He started to showcase his works starting with his first exhibition in 1994. He recently had his latest solo exhibition at ChoEunsook gallery in Seoul, while actively showcasing his works in various exhibitions in Japan, China and France. THE PROCESS The differentiated characteristics of Lee's work come from his creation technique. He invests vast amount of time and effort searching for the right earth types which blends together to create the perfect property for his potteries. This just right type of earth coupled with his 'knocking' technique used to create a very unique 'natural texture' in the final work. Lee states that the patterns knocked into the potteries using the traditional tools...
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