KCharmDesign

one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics

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KCharmDesign

one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics

178 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to our shop!

We offer a variety of handmade ceramics. Each piece on our page is in stock and ready to be shipped.

Reviews on our items are greatly appreciated.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we reuse packing and shipping materials.

For updates and custom items, please visit our Instagram account @k_charm_design.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2020

Welcome to our shop!

We offer a variety of handmade ceramics. Each piece on our page is in stock and ready to be shipped.

Reviews on our items are greatly appreciated.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we reuse packing and shipping materials.

For updates and custom items, please visit our Instagram account @k_charm_design.

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Ki Charm John Kim

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Ki Charm John Kim

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About KCharmDesign

Sales 178
On Etsy since 2019

What Inspires Me to Make

My earliest memories of working in clay was the Play-Doh that my mother got for me as child. I remember, one day, she asked me to make a dinosaur, and my hands pinched they clay and moved it to form animals and recognizable shapes. Living in Los Angeles, I regularly went to LACMA and was exposed to Rodin and Henry Moore. Those images of forms and shapes have continued to influence me to this day.

Drawing from my rich cultural tradition that is Korean ceramics, making connects me to the past. I am drawn to the rustic and wabi sabi shapes and surfaces. The rough slip decor and complex surfaces. It feels like home - the comforts of the everyday and well-worn.

Though my formal art and design education started in 1996 (Oregon College of Art & Craft and Rhode Island School of Design), informally I've drawn and worked in ceramics all my life.

My current body of work represents decades of process and development. I believe in constantly evolving and exploring as an artist. I also really enjoy the idea that people can use functional items in which they are connected to the maker. So much of modern life is about disconnect - especially with things that are vital to us such as food. We often dont know where it comes from. I would like, in a small way, to reconnect. The cup you use everyday, the bowl you eat from. Just knowing who made it. That connection.

I would like to connect and reconnect. I hope I can do that with you!

Ki Charm John Kim

Shop members

  • Ki Charm John Kim

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    John graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, but has been throwing ceramics since 1998. Though the shop opened in 2019, he brings creativity drawn from many sources and influences as well as decades of art and design experience.

  • Kate Kim

    Owner, Marketer

    Kate takes care of all the bits and pieces that make the shop run smoothly. She also has her hand in making pieces in "Kate's Corner." Look for more of her work!

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