"I hand build my work with coil & pinching technique.
each strand of coiled clay is added, then carefully pinched vertically and horizentally to create a form.
In this way each layers are formed, and vessels are completed.
In essence, each layers mark time & space....
….a prayer if you will
…. a poem or a story about a day or two or three.... I weave together with clay to share beauty in my own way.
Vessels are then fired in oxidation, high temp. reduction and some are Woodfired in an Anagama kiln.
When I hand build my pots, it is a form of meditation. It is my humble attempts to live in grace… like an open vessel... empty and yet full, of giving and receiving.
When Pots are fired in the traditional Wood kiln,where many hands are needed to work together, I enter a community of friendship, where our common love for creative process is shared….
When work is shown or collected, I hope to share creative spirit of quite beauty & dance of grace.
May grace be granted always, in creating & sharing of my work.
Young mi Kim
When I am among the trees
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pine,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness,and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "stay awhile".
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again,"It's simple", they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
poem by Mary Oliver