This piece from THR-Ceramics is truly one-of-a-kind. South Korean ceramic artist Hyung Jun Kim and his studio create high-quality pieces that boast both form and function. Their Dogabi series is especially unique; the word is an old Korean term for goblin and brings out smiles and stunning visual appeal. Moreover, the lamps come with LED lights and can be powered either by a regular USB charger or by a portable battery.
The lamp comes with a certificate of authentication signed by the master ceramist.
Size: around 95 x 105 x 100mm (3.74" x 4.13" x 3.94")
Material: Ceramic / white porcelain
Method: Wheel Throwing, Sculpt
The story of Dogabi passed down from ancient times was told that Dogabi, who had mysterious power as a god, appeared in different forms and brought luck or punishment to humans. They frighten humans with weird faces, playing mischievous tricks on humans with childlike innocence, giving an abundance of life with a generous smile. * Dogabi is an old Korean word meaning goblin. By capturing these characteristics and facial expressions of the Dogabi in humorous and formative ways, the Ceramist Hyung Jun Kim strives to create the Dogabi series with subtle and extraordinary colors that only ceramics can produce. The one-of-kind Dogabi ceramic crafts represent diverse faces of the Dogabi, created by the artist's imagination.
THR Ceramic is a creative ceramic studio run by two ceramic artists in South Korea since 2003. They have developed their own branded ceramic products, such as functional artworks for daily use and one-of-kind sculptures that are unique and collectible. In the hope that pottery work will be more approachable to many people, they strive to share their stories and artworks with the world to show their passion and enthusiasm for ceramics.
The Dogabis are the work of HYUNG JUN KIM
Hyung Jun is a Korean ceramic artist interested in functional and sculptural works. After obtaining his Master in Fine Arts Ceramics at the National University of Technology in Seoul, Korea, he has been running THR-Ceramic studio since 2003, developing his works and teaching ceramic skills. Inspired by human figures and emotions, Hyung Jun emphasizes attention to the details such as colors and textures created by serendipity as a method to create unusual glaze effects.