“Archaic” Vessel lamps by Young Mi Kim
Glazed and weathered ceramic
14 1/4″ high x 8 1/2″ diameter (with shade 26″ high x 16″ diameter)
Young Mi Kim is a South Korean ceramicist who works and teaches in Woodstock, New York. Her ceramic sculptures are slowly and carefully hand built. Young Mi writes, “In essence, each layer marks time and space. When I hand build my pots, it is a form of meditation. It is my attempt to live in grace: like an open vessel, empty and yet full.”
This is one of her lamps made in collaboration with Lawton Mull. The vessel was glazed, then sanded and waxed, resulting in a surface that has a burnished, almost ancient quality.