Jin Eui Kim

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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 in Ceramics. 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, Plinth Gallery in the USA, Galerie du Don in France, Lilly Zeligman Gallery in Netherland, Puls Contemporary Ceramics in Belgium, Contemporary Applied Art, Manchester Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ruthin Craft Centre, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art in Wales, 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. 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 announced as winner for Homes & Gardens Designer Awards with China & Glass Category.

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.



Jan 2007 – Feb 2012 Cardiff School of Art and Design, PhD Ceramics

​Oct 2005 – Sep 2006 Cardiff School of Art and Design, MA Ceramics

​Mar 2003 – Dec 2004 University of Tasmania, Australia, BA Contemporary Arts (Ceramics)


2019 Parallels. Alex Berdysheff and Jin Eui Kim. Arundel Contemporary

2018 Ceramic Group Show, Zelliah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2018 Art Exhibition, Maiden Bridge Gallery, Lancaster
2018 Focus on August, Bevere Gallery, Worcester
2018 Question de profil, Gallery du Don, France
2018 The Art of Interiors, Lisa Norris Gallery, London
2018 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
2018 Maker in Focus, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2018 London Art Fair with Contemporary Collective, London Business Centre
2017 Made by Hand, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff
2017 Box, Oxford Ceramic Gallery, Oxford
2017 Oxford Ceramic Fair, St. Edward’s School, Oxford
2017 Home from Home, Contemporary Applied Art, London
2017 International Ceramic Biennial 2017, Belgium
2017 Welsh Applied Art, Grassi Messe in Leipzig, Germany
2017 Oxford Ceramic Fair, St. Edward’s School, Oxford
2017 Home from Home, Contemporary Applied Art, London
2017 Tresor Contemporary Craft, Basel
2017 Impressions of Movement, Arundel Contemporary, West Sussex
2017 Made in Korea, Sladmore Contemporary, London
2017 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London
2016 Art in Clay Hatfield, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
2016 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
2016 PULS Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels
2015 Crafted 2015, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
2015 Oxford Ceramics Fair, St. Edward’s School, Oxford
2015 International Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, Oldenburg, Germany
2015 Welsh Collection II, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire
2015 Collect, with Ruthin Craft Centre, Saatchi Gallery, London
2015 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2014 ‘Sui Generis’, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
2013 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London
2013 AAF Hamburg with Lilly Zeligman Gallery
2013 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2013 MADE applied arts showcases, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2013 Showcase display, Barbican Art Gallery shop, London
2012 Beyond Borders, ArtXchange gallery, Seattle, USA
2012 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Welsh Artist of the year, St. David Hall, Cardiff
2012 Neo:artprize, Neo gallery, Bolton
2012 MADE 12, Brighton, Design and Craft Fair, Brighton
2012 MADE London, the design and craft fair, London
2009 Playing with fire, Oriel Makers gallery, Cardiff
2009 Young Guns, Sydney College of Arts, Australia
2009 Cheongju cultural industry complex, South Korea
2009 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
2009 MA Ceramics 25 Years On, Howard Gardens gallery, Cardiff
2007 Ceramic Futures, Draw international Art house, Caylus, France
Setting Out 2007, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2006 MA degree show, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
2006 New Designers, Business Design Center, London
2004 The 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Ichoen, South Korea
2004 Dust to Dust, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia
The Walls of Jerusalem, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia
2003 Raw Substance, Power house gallery, UTAS, Australia
2003 Newstead College Gallery, Tasmania, Australia





Public Collections:

The Shipley Art Gallery
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester


Awards and Grants:

Emmanuel Cooper Prize, at Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
Funding ‘Production’ granted from Art Council of Wales

Best Maker in Wales, Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff

Winner of the Valentine Clays Peers Award, Art in Clay Hatfield
Awarded 2nd ‘Best Demonstration’ at Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
Awarded ‘Best Ceramics’ at Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Winner of the Homes & Gardens Design Awards 2016 with China & Glass Category.
Selected for Cfile’s 15 Potters to Watch in 2016

Selected for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Visual Art Competition, Wales
Selected for Westerwald Prize, Westerwald Keramic Museum, Germany
Selected for Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales

Selected for the ING Discerning Eye Competition, London
Highly Commended, Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s hall, Cardiff
AWARD, British Ceramic Biennial 2013, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire
Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea

Winner of Exhibitors’ favourite designer/maker, MADE 12, Brighton
Exhibitor Award, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Arts grant for participating three fairs, Arts Council of Wales
Selected, Welsh Artist of the year, St. David hall
Neo:artprize finalists, Neo Gallery, Bolton
Woolgather Art Prize finalists, Leeds

Selected, Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju, South Korea

Highly commended, Welsh artist of the year, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

Selected, World Ceramic Competition, Ichoen, South Korea
MA Stars, Axis Graduates, Placed on the web, UK

Awarded for Excellence at Third Year Level in Ceramics, UTAS, Australia
Placed on the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for the Faculty of Arts, UTAS, Australia