Part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2018 in partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery, and tying in with the former’s Subi exhibition, MCDC’s A Journey Home is the first UK solo show for Eunmi Kim, and explores Korean identity and art. An expert in the heritage of Korean ceramics, Kim moved to London ten years ago to work as a freelance ceramicist and she incorporates both eastern and western techniques in her practice. Inspired by the simple, earthy and unconstrained style of the traditional pottery of her homeland, Kim draws on her own experiences to add a personal, multicultural and contemporary vision to her work. This new collection of vases and jars is created from rustic Joseon Buncheong stoneware, and textured to reflect the unique cratered volcanic landscape of Jeju Island, where she grew up. Meticulously made by hand, each piece takes at least three weeks to complete. Breathtaking.
Launch preview: Thu 13 Sep, 6–8pm, free.
Craft Unravelled curator tour: Tue 25 Sep, 1–1.30pm. Places are free, but limited, so book via EventBrite.
Craft Unravelled curator tour: Tue 30 Oct, 1–1.30pm. Places are free, but limited, so book via EventBrite.
Thu 13 Sep – Sat 17 Nov, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD, Tel: 0161 832 4274, Mon–Sat 10am–5.30pm, free, www.craftanddesign.com
Published on: Mon 12 Nov 2018