Sun Kim is a Korean ceramicist born in Saudi Arabia. She received her first BA in Fine Arts in Brazil where she grew up. Following that she continued her studies in ceramics, graduating with a second BA from Alfred University, New York in 2003. In 2004 she moved to the UK to undertake a studio assistantship with Edmund de Waal. In 2007, she set up her own practice in South London where she is currently based.
Since Kim moved to London she has been exhibiting throughout the UK and internationally. Exhibitions include Cheongju International Crafts Biennale (Korea), Officine Saffi (Italy), British Ceramics Bienniale, Ceramic Ireland International, European Ceramic Context (Denmark), and The Clay Art Centre (USA). She has work in permanent collections including the Museum of Northern Ireland and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan.
She says about her work,
“My work focuses on making functional objects which explore the relationship between the traditional and the contemporary. The inspiration comes from my surroundings: objects and their historical context, architecture, texture, colour, design and nature. They all continually feed my visual language and open new paths of investigation. Making is not only a personal journey but also my interest in generating interaction and a narrative within the environment.”