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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...

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...

KOTTAM LEE

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...

JIWOON YANG

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...

KAJIN LEE

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...

KUK JIN SEO

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....

JI YOUNG KIM

ABOUT ARTIST Potter Kim, Ji Young graduated from department of Ceramics of Seoul National University of Science and Technology. She has been showcasing her nature inspired works through various exhibitions including her solo show at Gana Art gallery in 2007 and Insight Center in 2003. Having moved out of Seoul to a suburban house with a large backyard for her kids, she wears two hats, first of a loving-mother and second of a potter, with the former role having a significant influence on the latter. Her works, not coarse or rough but also not smooth or slick in style, reflects her love for her kids and the natural surroundings around her, offering a calm and warm feeling to the users. THE PROCESS Based on the...

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...
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