Designers Seayoung Kim
Black porcelain that explores firing process in which the form and color of clay transform
To Seayoung Kim, firing is a process of breathing life to clay. A fire over 1,350℃ in the kiln awakens the colors of minerals hidden in clay and makes forms dance. The artist captures the moment a form is twisted by fire, adopting unknown areas as the key to his work. This is to give a challenge to the last variable we as humans cannot fully control and to embrace natural changes of form and color by firing. It is also the point where we can catch a glimpse of his persistent attitude seeking to be in harmony with nature (fire). The artist recently displayed his art done in a wide range of genres from tea bowls and moon jars to paintings and sculpture.