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Kin Leung is a London-based ceramicist with a background in digit design. His turn to ceramics was prompted by a desire to transform his creativity into something tangible.
Kin creates wheel-thrown functional ware. His pieces are intended to be used and he believes that in being used, the objects can become more beautiful. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics, Kin's work embraces the concept of Wabi Sabi and how it manifests in handcrafted objects. Focusing on simplicity, elegance and tranquility, Kin begins with simple and classic shapes and forms, adding touches of modern design that elevate and bring a unique quality to each piece. Kin works in stoneware because he enjoys the range of earthy tones that it creates and the varying effects that occur when they react with glazes. Kin uses overlaying techniques with different glazes which results in surprising effects on the surfaces of his pieces.
"I focus on making the wheel thrown functional ware, and I think the inside beauty of the objects can be elevated while using them over time. Using Stoneware as the material gives the wide range of earthy tones, the body colours of the clay give the variation when they react with the glazes, I also use overlaying techniques of different glazes, the results sometimes are unexpected and this is fascinating."