Small Hand Built Bowls by Young Mi Kim

Small Hand Built Bowls by Young Mi Kim

YOUNG MI KIM
United States
2020
Glazed ceramic
3″ x 4″ x 2 1/5″ high

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. She layers strands of clay in a coil, patiently working upward as she discovers the shape. 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.”

These small black-glazed bowls are food-safe, but we prefer to see them used as small sculptural objects. They have a particularly elemental quality, as if they could have been formed from lava. The glaze has an almost obsidian appearance.

Read more about Young Mi Kim here.

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