The Korean ceramist Sun Kim was born in Saudi Arabia. She studied Fine Arts in Brazil, and ceramics at Alfred University, New York, graduating in 2003, before coming to Britain to study with Edmund de Waal. She continues to live and work in London. Sun Kim’s highly individual functional pieces have a strong sense of both historical and modern form, whether in ceramics or the wider built and designed environment. Her work is refined, honed down and clear-cut, with its clearly architectural elements echoing for example ancient ziggurat-type structures, and both modernist and post-modern shapes and building. There is an intriguing mixture of both the organic and geometric in her art, with its asymmetry and ellipses as well as sectional and modular aspects.

David Whiting