Eunmi Kim is based in London and her work reinterprets the simple, earthy and unconstrained style of traditional Korean pottery for a contemporary and modern sensibility.
Her style is based on pottery from the late Chosun dynasty, which in turn influenced Japanese handmade pottery. The work of the Chosun dynasty is described as having an ‘unconstrained’ style: asymmetrical, unplanned, natural, simple and honest.
It was Eunmi’s experience of living in the multi-cultural environment of London that made her reflect on her own roots and her own culture for the first time. Looking back at her own culture, and drawing inspiration from traditional Korean pottery, she began to develop a new style that referenced her own history from both a cultural and uniquely personal perspective. Eunmi Kim first influences came from her father, a landscape gardener, who revealed and explained the beauty of nature to her as a child growing up in the idyllic island of Jeju in South Korea. These early childhood experiences stayed with her, and led her to devote herself to the study of ceramics in Korea.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.