Hyejeong Kim creates contemporary ceramic art that is both functional and sculptural. Her forms are created in perfect symmetry on the wheel, and then deformed later in her hands. Hyejeong has developed techniques and glazes that are originally derived from Chinese, Korean and Japanese traditional pottery.
Since graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, Hyejeong has been exhibiting her work internationally and is currently based in Seoul, Korea.
‘I make pots on a wheel and am deeply fascinated by the dynamism of the movement between the centrifugal and centripetal forces that create a form. There are many different ways to make pots but throwing clay on a wheel yields the most organic shapes, like flowers blossoming or fruit maturing’.