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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 research, he developed the Cheomjang technique by transforming the Gwiyal technique - also known as the brushed white slip technique - of traditional Korean pottery. This is a technique of applying loosened soil to the surface and repeatedly drying it for a long period of time. This method...

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 acrylic leaves the audience feeling that his work is art more than simple furniture. THE PROCESS Yoon begins with inspiration from nature. The following process is one of effort to bring the color of nature to the work. The structure of this work is designed as "simple linear shape" so...

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 (a method of creating a wall by hitting a metal plate). Kim then places a rough sketch on its surface. After adding Gamtang (a mixture of boiled pine resin and soil) to the object, he creates various lines on the surface in his...

NASON MORETTI

ABOUT ARTIST Nason Moretti is one of the leading glassworks on the Venetian island of Murano. It was founded in 1923, during a period of great success for the Italian visual arts. Since its earliest days it has proved itself as a ground- breaking company, compared with the emerging artistic trends, thanks to the creation of chalices and glasses that have become the undisputed points of reference for the Venetian “Art of the Table”, together with vases and design objects that helped spread its fame in Italy and abroad. THE PROCESS All Nason Moretti collections feature ad-hoc product research, developed through an original use of colour and chromatic combinations, engravings and polychrome decorations. With the help of his skilled technicians, Nason Moretti has been able...

JOE CARIATI

ABOUT ARTIST Joe Cariati has dedicated over 20 years to the practice of glassblowing. His work is an incomparable synthesis of calculated pragmatism and essential beauty. While Cariati thrives off of repeatable process and predictable results, it is the fact that during any given piece, he can experience elation, frustration, defeat or discovery that drives his creative spirit. THE PROCESS Joe Cariati’s work is entirely “free blown”, a Venetian glassblowing process that utilizes the human hand, not blow molds, to form vessels from start to finish. No part of the process is automated and it cannot be replicated by any machine or mold. From color preparation to gathering to proper amount of material, each work is literally made one by one, using ancient techniques that have...

RINA MENARDI

ABOUT ARTIST Since 1980, Rina Menardi has been developing her research into the field of ceramics, personalizing work techniques, exploring colour schemes, and striving for neatness of shape. Through the work, she has been creating hand-made stoneware pieces, always characterized by simple lines, inspired by nature, and never limited to a single purpose. Accordingly Menardi insists that an object should not impose itself, but rather suggest visual and tactile sensations able to evoke our deepest emotions. THE PROCESS Rina Menardi moulds the clay without ever feeling as a tout-court ceramist. She chooses baked clay because she senses in this material the possibility to express herself through gaining possession of some of nature’s secrets, understanding her laws, respecting her rules and limitations. The ever-personal research she...

DINOSAUR DESIGNS

ABOUT ARTIST Dinosaur Designs is the ultimate Australian design brand. Its signature style is instantly recognizable – an eclectic blend of chunky, tactile shapes, combined with the most brilliant, intuitive sense of colour. Dinosaur Designs has founded its business in 1985 and for over 30 years it has now become a successful manufacturing business that sells a vast range of jewelry and homeware designs to retailers around the world. THE PROCESS All of the collections of Dinosaur Designs start in the sketchbooks. Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen, designers of the company discuss stories and themes first. And then they start to sketch ideas. It sometimes takes 6 months from start to finish, and they move in to production. On average, it is probably about seven...

HEE JUNG KANG

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...

YUMI OH

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...