Sun Kim has eloquently hand-crafted this perfectly formed elliptical vessel. Her making process involves wheel throwing, hand building and assembling. Kim produces functional pieces that re-examine traditional techniques, producing sophisticated contemporary vessels inspired by architecture and nature. The construction of this stoneware vessel is particularly refined, featuring a distinct geometrical edge and a sleek, streamlined form. This piece is finished in a soft, finely mottled grey-brown matte glaze. It features a subtle, sequential, linear textured motif offset with an uncoloured gloss stoneware interior. This piece will work well individually or as part of a group.
About the Artist
Korean Sun Kim was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in Brazil. Sun studied Fine Art in Sao Paulo, where she was introduced to ceramics by one of Brazil’s most eminent ceramicists, Lucia Ramenzoni. A passion for working with clay was cultivated during her first BA and she continued to train at Alfred University in New York. This second BA allowed Sun to develop and expand her practice to encompass throwing and hand-building. In 2004 Sun moved to England to work as an assistant to potter and author Edmund de Waal, who she still works for today, alongside at her own studio which she set up in 2007.
Sun’s distinctive functional ceramics explore and reconcile the different cultures, tastes and aesthetics which she was exposed to whilst growing up, as well as continually taking inspiration from her surroundings. With porcelain and stoneware Sun creates ceramics which combine both traditional and contemporary aesthetics. Her works originate on the potters wheel and are subsequently cut and assembled using hand building techniques.Sun is continually investigating form and shape through her making process.
Sun’s work is widely exhibited throughout the UK and Europe and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Northern Ireland and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan.