Saudi Arabian born, Korean artist Sun Kim first encountered clay during her time at the Fine Art University Brazil, which she then pursued with second degree in Ceramics from Alfred University, New York. In 2004 she moved to the UK to undertake a studio assistantship with Edmund de Waal and in 2007 set up her own practice in South London. Not as plastic as other clays, porcelain is much easier to crack during the making and drying process, and with less structure to the body making it a challenge to throw, Sun notes the fineness and whiteness of the material, making it very responsive to the quality of a glaze. With the aim of creating functional objects that explore the relationship between the traditional and the contemporary, Sun Kim chooses to work with porcelain for the quality it has as a finished piece.
Pieces in the Porcelain exhibition will be dispatched after the 7th of July