Jin Eui Kim

Born: South Korea.  Based in Cardiff, UK. 

OPject - Mountain Ridged Form , Earthenware, 14 × 35 × 35 cm

OPject - Mountain Ridged Form, Earthenware, 14 × 35 × 35 cm


Cardiff School of Art & Design (PhD, Ceramics)

Jin Eui Kim is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. While 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 in the USA, Galerie du Don in France, Puls Contemporary Ceramics in Belgium, Contemporary Applied Art, Manchester Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ruthin Craft Centre, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, New Craftman Gallery, 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, Tresor in Switzerland.

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 awarded several prizes as winner for Homes & Gardens Designer Awards with China & Glass Category, selected for the Best Ceramics at Contemporary Craft Festival, the second Best Demonstrations at Art in Action and selected for the Valentine Clays Peers Award at Art in Clay. 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.

Originally from South Korea, he now lives with his family in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Check out some of his videos and see for yourself why everyone is talking about Jin Eui Kim.


2012         Cardiff School of Art & Design, PhD Ceramics
2006        Cardiff School of Art & Design, MA Ceramics
2004        University of Tasmania, BA Contemporary Arts (Ceramics)


2018        Emmanuel Cooper Prize, at Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
                Funding 'Production' granted from Art Council of Wales
2017        Best Maker in Wales, Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff
2016        Winner of the Valentine Clays Peers Award, Art in Clay Hatfield
                2nd ‘Best Demonstration’ at Art in Action, Waterperry Garden
                ‘Best Ceramics’ at Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
                Winner of Homes & Gardens Design Awards 2016 with China & Glass
                Selected for Cfile’s 15 Potters to Watch in 2016
2014        Selected for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Visual Art Competition
                Selected for Westerwald Prize, Westerwald Keramic Museum, Germany
                Selected for Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
2013        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
2012        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 
2009        Selected, Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea 
2007        Highly commended, Welsh artist of the year, St.David’s hall, Cardiff
2006        Selected, World Ceramic Competition, Ichoen, South Korea
                MA Stars, Axis Graduates, Placed on the Web, UK
2004        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


2018        Art Exhibition, The Maiden Bridge Gallery, Tatham
                Ceramic show, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
                Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
                Maker in Focus, Mission Gallery, Swansea
                London Art Fair with Contemporary Collective, London Business Centre,
2017       Made by Hand, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff
                Box, Oxford Ceramic Gallery, Oxford
                Oxford Ceramic Fair, St. Edward’s School, Oxford
                Home from Home, Contemporary Applied Art, London
                Home from Home, Contemporary Applied Art, London
                Tresor Contemporary Craft, Basel
                Impressions of Movement, Arundel Contemporary, West Sussex
                Art in Clay Hatfield, Hatfield House
                Potfest in the Park, Penrith
                Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
                Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London
                A Fine Line, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
2016        Art in Clay Hatfield, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
                Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
                Summer  Exhibition, the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
                Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, represented by Degreeart Gallery
                Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
                Window, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
                Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins
                PULS Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels
                Black & White, Kunsthuis Gallery, York
2015        Winter Show, Black Swan Arts, Somerset
                Crafted 2015, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
                Oxford Ceramics Fair, St.Edward’s School, Oxford
                Drawing, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
                Ornament, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada
                International Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, Oldenburg, Germany
                Art in Action, Oxford
                Hidden Treasures, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2014       'Sui Generis', Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
                Christmas Show, Gallery Top, Derbyshire
                Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff
                Art Élysées with Galerie du Don, Paris, France
                MADE London, Sir John Soane Church, London
                Featured Maker, Contemporary Applied Art, London
                Teabowl, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford
                Westerwald Prizes 2014, Westerwald Keramic Museum, Germany
                Autumn Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
                CRAFT, Earls Court, London       
2013      ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London
                AAF Hamburg with Lilly Zeligman Gallery
                Centre Stages, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery Leeds, Leeds
                Baker’s Dozen, Round House Gallery, Derbyshire