South Korean ceramicist Kiho Kang constructs strictly geometric vessels and tableware by coiling and pinching. Slowly building up each piece forces the artist to work more deliberately, giving each piece a special quality and showing the time and craftsmanship that has gone into its making.
All white, this functional container has an unglazed matte exterior combined with a transparent lightly blue glazed interior. Each piece has pure and structural elements of work, simplicity and texture. The tactile feel of Kiho's finish is a joy to touch.
Created with the user in mind, Kiho’s work is both fully functional and aesthetic, each piece impactful as part of a group or on its own. Fired at 1280 degrees Celsius.
Dimensions: W - 13cm x H - 18.5cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
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.
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.