Munich based, South Korean ceramicist Kiho Kang constructs strictly geometric vessels and tableware by coiling and pinching, slowly building up each piece. Kiho says this method forced him to work more deliberately, giving each piece a special quality.
Pursuing purity, Kiho designs with the aim of form only representing function. Free of unnecessary adornments each piece allows its user to experience the texture of the clay.
All white, the playful work has an unglazed matte exterior combined with a transparent glazed interior, this only adds to the pure and structural elements of the work: the simplicity and texture in each piece displaying the time and craftsmanship that has gone into its making.
Created with the user in mind, Kiho Kang ceramics are both fully functional and aesthetic, each piece impactful as part of a group or on its own.
Born in Jin-Hae, South Korea, Kiho completed a BA in ceramic art from Kookmin University in Seoul in 2009 followed by a Masters in artistic ceramic and glass at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. Kiho went on to win the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation Award 2008, the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009,the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft 2013, Richard Bampi Prize 2013, Albert Hauseisen Prize 2013, Modern Ceramic Arts Award of Korea 2009, among others.