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“Joon Yong Kim’s deeply carved and polished vessels escape function, now only sometimes reserved for the ceremonial, a nurtured topographic exterior ritual. Thick and thin points in the vessels mass accommodate a gentle gradation of naturally inspired and often complimentary coloring. The greens of fresh spring sprouts, burnt oranges and umbers are paired with somber purples and the blue of night; the lot made whole and seamlessly integrated beneath a buffed sheen....READ MORE
“By transcending simple dexterity and shrewd choice, Joon attains a certain sensual extravagance, elevating the whole to a point of refinement by device where method is truly inseparable from product (and vice-versa). Beneath an exterior lustre, Joon has nurtured enlightenment.” —John Drury
Joon-yong Kim is a pioneering and leading glass artist in South Korea’s emerging glass scene. He is a professor at Kook-min University and owner of the Joon glass studio in Seoul, South Korea.
Kim’s work has been exhibited internationally in both group and solo exhibitions and is widely collected. In 2013 Kim won silver in the annual International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, a prominent platform for contemporary glass, in Kanazawa Japan.