Monday, June 26, 2006

Group Show...

I'll be participating in a group show with my fellow classmates at Lotte Art Gallery in Ilsan. Here is the flyer:

Monday, June 19, 2006

Tu Joues

my friend Ju Kim has a bag store where he makes these beautiful bags from the fabric of old han-boks (traditional Korean clothes). he asked me to create a hanging half-wall partition in his store for him and so i was honored.

his bags are a contemporary reincarnation of traditional fabrics so i wanted to create something that would work well for his store. his only request was there was a flower motif.

i used a traditional celadon glaze (a special recipe that i learned from a local ceramic artist) and was able to find an old Nepalese wood block with, yes, my flower motif (thanks Maia).

the result

he also enjoys the nice sounds that they create when a gentle breeze enters the shop.

I see you rolling your way into the semi's...

So Korea is doing well just drew a game with France (big disappointment for Fabien!). We went to a local eatery and watched some of the games of the night.

Japan ties Croatia 10Pm-12pm doing well... *.*
Brasil beats Australia 1am-3am nearly passing out... -.-
Korea ties France 4am-6am and i'm gone z.z

it was a long night folks you can see the pics for yourself...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


the portfolio section now has a link to new works from graduate school
click here

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

schools out for summer!

of course this doesn't mean i won't be in the me i'll be spending a many hours there doing more glaze experiments and trying to focus a bit more on building a stronger body of work.

but i also gots to play when i gots the chance. so on our last day (well some people have a couple of classes left - me!) we all went out and had some food and drink together and watched korea beat togo!


Ji-Hye, Eun-Me, Hye-Ju

We done good this semester

Friday, June 09, 2006 here they are...

this semester i really worked on two things. 1: the use of cylinders, and 2: glazes that weren't the typical glazes. more experimentation in the latter is definitely in effect.

basically with the glazes...i was thinking about a question that one of my prof. put out there: what is ceramics? -most materials that come from the earth are ceramics. but a series are "ceramic" artists were presented to us which made me wonder about glazes. initial experimention began with a plaster-based glaze which i had received a recipe for...but after many failed attempts to get what i was trying to get, which is a rough and crusty glaze (but i will still continue to work on that) i started to think about simply using clays (in the form of slip - clay in liquid suspension), oxides and salt water to create my glaze. the end result is what you will see on the three large tubules.


one day i decided to work my hands out a bit on some handbuilding. to tell you the
truth, i was getting a bit bored of the wheel. i wanted to keep working with the idea of tubules (of sorts) and created these guys ala philip cornelius belt-coiling method. i have to admit that i really like that method...thanks phil. these guys were fired three times (all at very low temperatures) and have a very rough and matte finish. i'm quite happy with these fellas. the multiple firings add a nice deep sense of dimension (with each firing i added some more color and texture)

these last two were probably my favorite. but in the picture above you might have noticed a bright-red pair of lucious lips. well...yes...i'm guilty of that one two. one of our professors provided us the theme: laugh. so i made the those lips and a series of little smiling tubes (click here for the smiling lips in action. warning: kinda lame)

i was exploring with some cylinderical pieces and my prof. told me to cut them up and re-attach them or to do something else with them since they were too simple. (makes sense since they are cylinders afterall...) but while i was working on something i dropped it. but i love how accidents work in my favor because from that incident came the idea of attaching two cylinders to create cups.

and finally, while spending some hours - bored - i was staring into the cylinders and thought about how cool the insides looked but how nobody would ever really look into them (but they might blow into them!). I thought of the impact of making the insides of pots more visible. and how might i do that. i'm still thinking about how i could do this more effectively but here are just a how that i've worked on so far...

i've got more, but i didn't shoot em all yet. i have to take some more photos that are suitable for portfolio use so i'll share that when i get those done.