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Sogon Kim
Ceramics & Glass MA

Royal College of Art

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Glass / Ceramics Metals Glass / Contemporary Craft

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Sogon Kim

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First Name: Sogon

Last Name: Kim

University / College: Royal College of Art

Course / Program: Ceramics & Glass MA

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Glass / Ceramics Metals Glass / Contemporary Craft

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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Sogon Kim received a BFA in Metal art anddesign while she double-majored in Ceramics & Glass and minored in industrial design from Hongik University in Seoul. Having a sincere interest in glass, she started to attend as many glass festivals as she could. Meeting various glass artists all over the world inspired her to study abroad. She embarked on the MA in Ceramics & Glass in 2018 to work more with glass and deepen her knowledge of art. Her works are being exhibited internationally including in the 2022 British glass biennale, the 2021 Cheongju international craft competition in Korea, and the International KOGEI award in Toyama 2020 in Japan by being the finalist of competitions. Sogon is open to conversations, collaborations, and commissions with glass companies and museums, as well as for exhibitions and residencies.

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Celestial bodies in space, the aurora borealis in the night sky, and the topography of the earth… Geoscience and the world of space has always evoked my curiosity. ‘How would it be formed?’ This question fascinates me in the moments when materials are being shaped and coloured. My work changes according to various factors such as the concentration, temperature, direction, and angle of the materials. It resembles the world of space and earth sciences, where every element affects one another. Expectations are possible but not accurately predicted. The process of imagining beyond the landscape and at the same time capturing the moments of reaction between materials evokes the feeling of showing a huge universe through a small lens. Clear glass works as a magnifying lens enabling us to observe closely - microscopically replacing a macro object with an object in front of us. Focusing on energies acting upon materials, provides a spontaneous working method and creative mindset. An exploration into the phenomena of material allows the material itself to create its own narrative. This opens up diverse interpretations from viewers and evokes their curiosity in turn.