corylum

Cory Lum Ceramics

97 Sales

corylum

Cory Lum Ceramics

97 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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cory Lum

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Announcement   Aloha World ! Welcome ! thank you kindly for visiting !
Background. Cory Lum was born and raised in Honolulu, hawaii. Cory works primarily as a commercial/advertising photographer. Lum fell in love with the clay over 10 years ago and has studied/attended ceramic workshops with Sally Murchison, Takashi Nakazato (karatsu, japan), Ah Leon (taiwan), Gu Mei Qun (yixing teapot maker), Lee In Chin (korea), daven hee (hawaii clay meister), also a humble student of Omote Senke (chado). also collaborates with Diane KW aka carving extraordinaire.

Artist Statement. Through the voices of my teachers past and present, i strive to create ceramic pieces that convey a sense of the clay's softness,malleable nature and serendipity. All the matcha chawan are thrown and/or handbuilt. Some are altered and then trimmed by my personal handmade trimming tools and fired to cone 10. Note, that no tools are used to shape the bowls, all hand shaped with my finger prints etched into each piece that hopefully will last over 10,000 years as with Jomon era pottery. When throwing ceramic pieces, i believe in a minimalist approach, only hands and a string are used in creating each matcha chawan. Each piece is one of a kind, unique with its own spirit.

one of my influences regarding making chawan. "They are not only to gaze upon, but must be held and used to appreciate the inherent beauty and art; this cannot be done either with paintings or sculpture. To make a good chawan, one has to understand the value of old masterpieces. I have come to that understanding but still can't seem to make even one worthy chawan!" -- kato tokuro

thank you kindly for visiting my online gallery

Announcement

Aloha World ! Welcome ! thank you kindly for visiting !
Background. Cory Lum was born and raised in Honolulu, hawaii. Cory works primarily as a commercial/advertising photographer. Lum fell in love with the clay over 10 years ago and has studied/attended ceramic workshops with Sally Murchison, Takashi Nakazato (karatsu, japan), Ah Leon (taiwan), Gu Mei Qun (yixing teapot maker), Lee In Chin (korea), daven hee (hawaii clay meister), also a humble student of Omote Senke (chado). also collaborates with Diane KW aka carving extraordinaire.

Artist Statement. Through the voices of my teachers past and present, i strive to create ceramic pieces that convey a sense of the clay's softness,malleable nature and serendipity. All the matcha chawan are thrown and/or handbuilt. Some are altered and then trimmed by my personal handmade trimming tools and fired to cone 10. Note, that no tools are used to shape the bowls, all hand shaped with my finger prints etched into each piece that hopefully will last over 10,000 years as with Jomon era pottery. When throwing ceramic pieces, i believe in a minimalist approach, only hands and a string are used in creating each matcha chawan. Each piece is one of a kind, unique with its own spirit.

one of my influences regarding making chawan. "They are not only to gaze upon, but must be held and used to appreciate the inherent beauty and art; this cannot be done either with paintings or sculpture. To make a good chawan, one has to understand the value of old masterpieces. I have come to that understanding but still can't seem to make even one worthy chawan!" -- kato tokuro

thank you kindly for visiting my online gallery

cory Lum

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arches26

arches26 on Feb 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning piece of craftsmanship by Mr. Lum, it's even more charming in person. He provided an excellent easy transaction on every level (quick shipping, communication, product as described). I will purchase from him again.

Jorjia Vawter

Jorjia Vawter on Sep 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love my little blue teacup! It fits so well in my hands, and it is utterly gorgeous. Great work. Amazing customer service!

Björn Andersson

Björn Andersson on Apr 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice. Fast shipping, proper packaging and good communication with seller. Thank you!

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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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i will ship via U.S. airmail insured.
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no questions asked return policy, minus shipping/packing cost/s.