menu

Design Creative Of The Week: Sun Ae Kim [Ceramics/Jewelry/Glass]

Design Creative Of The Week: Sun Ae Kim [Ceramics/Jewelry/Glass]
culture

The hottest new talent of the week brought to you by PSFK x Arts Thread. This week a ceramics design that is inspired by historical events and depicts little vingettes on her pieces.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 24 march 2012

Much-loved Flat, Sun Ae Kim

Our Creative of the Week, chosen from ARTS THREAD’s portfolios, is Sun Ae Kim, a graduate of the Royal College of Art’s MA Ceramics & Glass program.

Why we like Sun Ae Kim’s work: we love the highly decorative quality of her work and it’s ability to rework traditional ceramic themes in new ways.

Much-loved Flat, Sun Ae Kim

Tell us about your background and inspiration?

I was born in Seoul, South Korea and completed my B.F.A there and moved to London in order to do an MA at the Royal College of Art. Now I live in London – since 2008. I am interested in European ceramics, especially English satirical ceramics from the 18th century and the 19th century. Figurines that were made for striking up a conversation on a table inspire me, along with the historical background of that time.

Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner, Sun Ae Kim

Talk us through the pieces on your ARTS THREAD portfolio:

Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner: I find the subject of ‘courtship’ intriguing, curiously so, the behaviour and attitude/actions of today’s society to intimate relationships, also the study of how couples meet and why they seem to break up so easily these days. My images reflect upon marriage today, presenting Queen Eve, an ordinary lady living in London, and her personal life, then presenting her story on the plates and the centrepieces on the dinner table. The idea is that people can get involved in puzzling out the story or create a sequence during their meal.

Teatotalism: Inspired by the Staffordshire figure group called ‘Teetotal and ale bench’ in the 19th century I made a series of 21st century versions. The story shows how a couple is destroyed due to binge drinking.

Teatotalism, Sun Ae Kim

What are you working on now and what are your plans for the future?

I am mainly working on developing ideas and research into the drinking culture in England at the moment. I am also researching and investigating into ‘A Contemporary, Visual Interpretation of Social Issues Through Ceramics Practice Informed by Early Nineteenth Century English Precedents’.

My future plan is to be a professional artist, established in UK market. I would like to be involved in teaching as well.

If someone wants to work with you on a project, how should they get in touch with you and with what sort of projects?

I am open to collaborations with other artists and designers. I am mainly doing ceramics, however I enjoy pushing the boundaries towards other genres. The best way to contact with me is via e-mail. Any interesting projects are welcome, whether it is contemporary, history-related, fashion or fine art.

Sun Ae Kim

culture
Trending

Get A Better Idea Of How You Are Wasting Your Time

Mobile
Work Today

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX on why employee fulfillment is a journey and not a destination

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Food Today

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Today

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Today

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

Design Today

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Today

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 23, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Ai Today

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

Travel Today

This Head Hammock Promises The Best Sleep You’ll Ever Get While Traveling

NodPod holds your neck and back perpendicular, hopefully putting an end to sleepless and uncomfortable journeys

Culture august 26, 2016

London Telephone Box Repurposed As A Tiny Mobile Repair Shop

Tools and supplies to replace broken screens or damage are neatly stowed away in these micro-workrooms

Design august 26, 2016

Conceptual Sportswear Created Out Of Futuristic Condom Material

A Dutch fashion designer is experimenting with new methods and fabrics to make high performance clothing

Fashion august 26, 2016

Fashionable Tassel Will Ensure You Never Lose Your Valuables Again

The device is fashion meets connected tech, that will help you keep track of your belongings at all times

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Syndicated august 26, 2016

Would You Wear Wool Shoes To Save The Environment?

As demand for wool shoes grows, a number of US footwear brands are heading directly to the source: the sheep pastures of New Zealand

Sustainability august 26, 2016

Self-Healing Material Is Fashioned Out Of Squid Teeth

Penn State researchers have devised a new textile that uses organic proteins

No search results found.