July 25, 2019

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Kim Hono

Kim Hono                                      
(金憲鎬)

Ceramic Artist 

 

His work is energised and bold in his own way. Hono is inspired by Oribe-Yaki, a movement of art expression in pottery created for tea ceremonies lead by Sen Rikyu in the 15th Century...

Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan, Hono studied and worked in Seton Province which is known for its dedication to pottery. His works have received a number of awards and have been exhibited in many established galleries and expos around the world.

He knew he wanted to become a Potter when he encountered Oribe-Yaki from Momoyama (Mino area) created by Oribe Furuta, once an apprentice of Sen no Rikyu. 

In contrast to more widely known modest Japanese ceramic movements, Oribe is very bold and unique, with avant-garde forms and patterns, as can be seen in Kim's work. It’s as much a piece of art as it is a functional object.
 

He creates a full body of new work for each exhibition, producing hundreds of pieces every time in his atelier in Mie prefecture. His workshop is a Kura style building (a traditional Japanese storage house) where he keeps all his archives on shelves from the floor to ceiling - it’s a phenomenal sight.

 

BIOGRAPHY

1958 Born in Aichi, Japan
1977 Graduated Ceramic Technical High School
         Started working at a local pottery
1982 Built his own kiln in Seto Japan

 

Kim Hono<プロフィール>

1 9 5 8 年 愛知県瀬戸市生まれ
愛知県窯業高等職業訓練校を終了後、瀬戸の窯元に勤める
27歳のときに初めての個展。 
国内外にて個展、グループ展多数開催


キムホノさんが陶芸を始めたのは織部との出会い。
自らが進むべき道はやきものにあると決め陶芸家に。
自由な気風と斬新なスタイルが特徴の織部焼に魅了され
それはキムホノさんの作品作りに映し出されている。

キムホノさんの作品は、その一つ一つに魂が宿っているかのような力強さ
とらわれない自由さがありながらも真摯な心を感じる。
それでいて身近に愛着がわく愛おしさもある。
生み出された作品と手にされる方との一期一会の出会い。
手にされた方はそれから器との時間を刻んでゆく。

キムさんは展覧会ごとにすべて新作を発表し
初めての土や釉薬、技法を使うなど
常に新しい挑戦と創造を続けている。



Kim Honoの世界観をニュージーランドの皆様が
どんな風に受け止めてくださるかが楽しみです。

とても優しい眼差しと暖かさを感じる素敵なキムさん
工房には何千という作品が棚に並んでいます。
Kim Hono's workshop
Profile photo by Mr. Kimura (木村一成)
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