Jin Eui Kim

Artist Statement

Jin Eui Kim is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. Originally from South Korea, he now lives with his family in Cardiff, UK. Whilst at Cardiff School of Art & Design Jin Eui studied the illusory effects of the application of tonal bands to three-dimensional surfaces. He graduated with a MA and PhD inCeramics. He was then accepted into Graduate Residence at Fireworks Clay Studios, Cardiff and remains a full time member. He is also a member of Contemporary Applied Art (CAA) and the Craft Potters Association (CPA).

Jin Eui’s work has been seen across the world, notably at ArtXchange in the USA, Galerie du Don in France, Puls Contemporary Ceramics in Belgium, Contemporary Applied Art, Manchester Art Gallery,Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ruthin Craft Centre, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, New Craftman Gallery, National Centre for Craft and Design, Mission Gallery, Bevere Gallery, National Glass Centre, Bluecoat Display Centre in the UK. He has been taking part in fairs nationally such as Ceramic Art London, Art in Clay, Art in Action, Oxford Ceramics Fair and internationally Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, AAF in Germany and Art Elysees in France, Tresor in Switzerland. He especially took part in Collect 2015 at Saatchi Gallery with Ruthin Craft Centre. Industry and artistic recognition has led to selection for the AWARD exhibition in the British Ceramics Biennial in 2013, HOT ROOKIES special exhibition for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

He has recently been awarded several prizes as winner for Homes & Gardens Designer Awards with China & Glass Category, selected for the Best Ceramics at Contemporary Craft Festival, the second Best Demonstrations at Art in Action and selected for the Valentine Clays Peers Award at Art in Clay. Manchester Art Gallery and The National Museum (Wales) have both purchased his works recently for their permanent collections. Exploration with tonal effects and spatial illusions by using gradient in tone, width of bands and interval between bands is Jin Eui's passion that results in works that are both visually and intellectually challenging.





Nov 2014                'Sui Generis', Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

Nov 2014                Christmas Show, Gallery Top, Derbyshire

Oct 2014                 Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff

Oct 2014                 Art Élysées with Galerie du Don, Paris, France

Oct 2014                 MADE London, Sir John Soane Church, London

Oct 2014                 Featured Maker, Contemporary Applied Art, London

Oct 2014                 Teabowl, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford

Sep 2014                Westerwald Prizes 2014, Keramicmuseum Westerwald, Germany

Aug 2014                Autumn Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

Aug 2014                National Eisteddfod of Wales, Visual Art Exhibition, Llanelli, Wales

Jul 2014                  Art in Clay Hatfield, Hatfield house, Hertfordshire

Apr 2014                 Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales

Apr 2014                  Fireworks Now, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

Apr 2014                 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

Apr 2014                 April Focus, New maker, Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Mar 2014                Kiosk, Gellery Ten, Cardiff

Feb 2014                 Voir et percevoir, Galerie Du Don, France

Jan 2014                 Craft, Earls court, London

Nov 2013                 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London

Nov 2013                 AAF Hamburg with Lilly Zeligman Gallery

Nov 2013                 Centre Stages, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery Leeds, Leeds

Nov 2013                 Baker’s Dozen, Round House Gallery, Derbyshire

Nov 2013                  Splash, Bang, Wallop, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

Oct 2013                   MADE London, The Design and Craft Fair, London

Sep 2013                   Illusion or Reality, Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Sep 2013                   Awards, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-trent

Sep 2013                    Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

Sep 2013                    Fireworks Now, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Jul 2013                     Going Full Circle, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne

Jul 2013                     Growing, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford        

Jun 2013                    Earth and Fire, International Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Nottinghamshire

Jun 2013                    Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

May 2013                   Never End, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Apr 2013                    Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

Mar 2013                    MADE applied arts showcases, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Feb 2013                    Showcase display, Barbican Art Gallery shop, London

Jan 2013                    Contemporary Makers, showcase display at National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Dec 2012                   Shadows and Light, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

Dec 2012                   Christmas Open House, Brighton

Nov 2012                   Objects of Desire, DegreeArt gallery, London

Nov 2012                   MADE 12, Brighton Design and Craft Fair, Brighton

Nov 2012                   Exhibited in a showcase at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

Oct 2012                    MADE London, The Design and Craft Fair, One Marylebone, London

Oct 2012                    Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

Aug 2012                    Crafts embrace the world, Cheongju Korean Craft Museum, Korea

Jul 2012                     Terralha 2012, European Festival of Ceramic Arts, St.Quentin, France

Jul 2012                     Summer show, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Jul 2012                     Welsh Artist of the year, St.David hall, Cardiff

Jun 2012                    WIRAD Grade exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery,

                                   Cardiff School of Art and Design. Cardiff

Jun 2012                    Neo:artprize, Neo gallery, Bolton

Jun 2012                    Summer Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

May 2012                   Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds

Apr 2012                    Focus on form: Three Ceramists, Lilly Zeligman gallery, Netherland

Mar 2012                   Beyond Borders, ArtXchange gallery, Seattle, USA

Feb 2012                    Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

Jul 2009                     Playing with fire, Oriel Makers gallery, Cardiff

Jul 2009                     Young Guns, Sydney College of Arts, Australia

Jul 2009                     Cheongju cultural industry complex, South Korea        

Jun 2009                    New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

Jan 2009                    MA Ceramics 25 Years On, Howard Gardens gallery, Cardiff

Jan 2007                    Ceramic Futures, Draw international Art house, Caylus, France

Feb 2007                    Setting Out 2007, Contemporary Ceramics, London

Oct 2006                    MA degree show, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Jun 2006                    New Designers, Business Design Center, London

Apr 2006                    The 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Ichoen, South Korea

2004                          Dust to Dust, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia

2004                          The Walls of Jerusalem, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia

2003                          Raw Substance, Power house gallery, UTAS, Australia

2003                          Newstead College Gallery, Tasmania, Australia

Winner of Exhibitors’ favourite designer/maker, MADE 12, Brighton