- Ceramic Arts Daily - http://ceramicartsdaily.org -

Emerging Artist 2012: KyoungHwa Oh – Grand Junction, Colorado

Posted By Jennifer Harnetty On April 10, 2012 @ 1:52 pm In Uncategorized | No Comments

Blue Stone (wall pieces), up to 9 in. (23 cm) in width, porcelain, fired to cone 10 in reduction, 2011.

 

CM: How do you build your hybrid forms and create the detailed surface textures?

 

KO: My work has been strongly influenced by the elements of nature. Nature is the unifying subject in my carved porcelain objects; through depicting it, I am able to express the emotions and experiences of life. I unite the opposite qualities of fullness and emptiness by using positive and negative space, and use graceful, flowing lines to reveal a harmonic balance. To capture the sense of the movement of nature, I use celadon glazes; specific hues and tones function to heighten the expression of feeling in my work.

 

In the past, water was the main subject matter for my work, then I added form and texture. Inspiration comes from forms such as the Pitcher plant, Turban squash, and Aristolochia. I add coral texture for detail. Anything that catches my attention in new environments adds to my work. All of these elements are combined into new forms and textures.

 

vote for your favorite 2012 emerging artist here!

 

Influenced XIII, 13 in. (33 cm) in width, porcelain, fired to cone 10 in reduction, 2011.

I use wheel throwing to make a form and alter it by adding to it, cutting it, and tapping it. Once a new form is created, I draw lines and hand carve the surface decoration. Organic, flowing lines and pooling glaze emphasize the movement of water. For surface detail, I repeat patterns to create a realistic texture. For example, poking the surface of a piece with one pin tool for hours creates a coral texture, which is left without glaze to keep the detail. This surface depicts the contrast between shiny and matte, smooth and rough—like Yin and Yang. In making my work, I hope to express the combination of traditional Asian values and modern Western society.


Article printed from Ceramic Arts Daily: http://ceramicartsdaily.org

URL to article: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/uncategorized/emerging-artist-2012-kyounghwa-oh-grand-junction-colorado/

Copyright © 2008-2012 Ceramic Arts Daily. All rights reserved.