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Cell Hot Glue, S.Silver 2010

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Untitled Brooch, 2011

hotglue, paint, leaves 87 x 92 x 18 mm

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Untitled Brooch, 2011

Plastic pipe, fabric, hotglue 200 x 186 x 126 mm

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Untitled Brooch, 2011

porcelain, glaze, model magic 88 x 146 x 48 mm

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Untitled Brooch, 2011

porcelain, hotglue, paint, model magic 116 x 126 x 43 mm

I create wearable objects inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, drawing from the optical illusions of natural formations, cellular structures, and viruses as well as and colorful visuals of electron microscopy.

In the studio, my work focuses on the exploration of and experimentation with materials, specifically in terms of their physical qualities and their possible combinations. I transform hot glue into three dimensional forms and dye the resulting forms. In addition to hot glue, I use found plastics, paper, wood, metal, and fabric to create assemblages that function as art jewelry. The often unexpected results lead to new discoveries. - Jung Eun Chang

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Exposure Calculate Plate I, 2014

Brass, 6497movement, 90 x 60 x 9 mm

Kwang Hun Hyun

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The 2013 “YÉOL Artisan of the Year” was awarded to master artisan Kim Soo-Young in collaboration with modern designer Gio Kisang.

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YÉOL means to carefully preserve the beauty of cultural heritage inherited from antiquity for today and tomorrow. YÉOL is a gathering of people who steadfastly promote the ideals represented in its name,and support the efforts to promote the proper understanding of Korean traditional culture and foster love for her cultural heritage, wherever attention alone is not enough.

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Kim Soo-Young and Gio Kisang together they raise the value of traditional crafts and modernise them for everyday use. Brass itself is a symbol of sophistication in traditional Korean culture. Brass kitchenware transcends mere utensils to afford us insight into traditional Korean life.

YÉOL



Fat Cat's 2013 lamp worked glass



Golden Binocular 2013 w 20" x h 42" x h 42", glass hand built ceramic and mixed-media



Way to go Dude 2012 w 15" x d 9" x h 2" lamp worked glass and mixed media

Namdoo Kim

REALIDAD MIJÚSCOLA Solo exhibition @Mutt (c/comerç 15, Barcelona)



Miju Lee Sculpts Emotional Ceramic Miniatures

Niño amado. 2012



centaur's KIT

Miju Lee, of South Korean origin but now settled in Barcelona, presents her über-quaint angle on things throughout the month at the ever-relevant Mutt, whose consistent selection of modern pop artists makes it a must-see on the contemporary art and illustration trail.

Miju Lee

Hummingbird Jug 2011 120 x 87 x 65 mm (W x H x D) Porcelain, Gold Lustre

Hummingbird Jug 2011 120 x 87 x 65 mm (W x H x D) Porcelain, Gold Lustre



Cauliflower Vase 2008 140 x 240 x 110 mm (W x H x D) Porcelain



Cockatoo Jug 2009 80 x 210 x 80 mm (W x H x D) Porcelain, Gold Lustre
Cauliflower Teapot 2009 17 x 17 x 9.4 cm (W x H x D) Porcelain

Sena Gu completed her MA at The Royal college of Art in ceramics and glass. Her philosophy and aim is to highlight everyday objects by stimulating emotional connection between them and their users. She does this so well by playing with traditional forms and adding an unexpected and often organic element to them that create a talking point to those that come into contact with them. Exquisitely made in ceramic and beautiful to the eye.

Sena Gu

genetic building block series-grey segment, 10.75"h x 11"w x 10.5"d, 2012

Jiyong Lee’s segmentation series is inspired by his fascination with cell division and the journey of growth that starts from a single cell and goes through a million divisions to become a life. He works with glass that has transparency and translucency, two qualities that serve as perfect metaphors for what is known and unknown about life science. The segmented, geometrical forms of his work represent cells, ova, and seed—each symbolizing the building blocks of life as well as the starting point of life. The uniquely refined translucent glass surfaces suggest the mysterious qualities of cells and, on a larger scale, the cloudiness of our futures. Lee’s segmentation series is quiet, yet powerful. He transforms solid glass using cutting, lamination, carving, and surface refining processes to make art that is both beautiful and deeply invested with meaning.

genetic building block series-yellow & green X, 11"h x 11"w x 11"d, 2012

Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As a visiting artist, he also has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutes and universities nationally and internationally.

genetic building block series- yellow & green segment, 10.5"h x 10.5"w x 7.5"d, 2012

Lee has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society since 2009. He has won a number of honors, including the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society, the Saxe Award from the Pilchuck Glass School, and several scholarships from the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work was featured in New Glass Review 24 and 32 and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include an acquisition by the Corning Museum and a solo exhibit at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis.

Jiyong Lee







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