J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
Bo Kyung Kim graduated in MA Ceramics from Seoul University in 2012. She is currently studying an MA in Product Design and Applied Art at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule in Germany. She is establishing herself there, where she has won multiple awards, including at Westerwald Ceramics Biennial.
Bo Kyung Kim makes exquisite thrown porcelain vessels in the finest white porcelain which she fires to the highest temperature materially possible to achieve the purest white results. She has devoted herself to achieving perfection through dedicated and repeated throwing on the wheel.
Kim’s work represents “a quiet simplicity” outwardly, but it contains enormous practice to improve the technical degree of completion within. The main characteristic of her work is the purity of form, adding surface geometric decoration which enhances, and never interferes with, the original form.
Kim is concerned with the high status afforded to porcelain throughout the ages, and the impromptu, accidental effects that occur particularly with this material due to its unpredictable qualities. Kim’s work offers a novel and refreshing perspective on the historical context of Korean porcelain.