Meet The Maker:
While exploring the National Museum of Korea, Kim Pan-ki came across the celadon masterpieces of the Goryeo period, a moment that kick-started his love for ceramics. A few years later, at the age of just 25, he travelled to world-famous ceramics centre, Icheon. Here, he worked at a number of workshops learning the art of pottery, before opening his own studio and establishing himself as a Ceramics Master ten years later. With each creation, the maker experiments with different techniques – from buncheong to celadon – while utilising the comb-pattern style, a method indigenous to Korea during the Neolithic period where handcrafted clay is fired in open or semi-open pits.