Kim Hono (Aichi Japan)
His work is energised and bold in his own way. Hono is inspired by Oribe-Yaki, a movement of art expression in pottery created for tea ceremonies lead by Sen Rikyu in the 15th Centuries.
Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan, Hono studied and worked in Seton Province which is known for its dedication to pottery. His works have received a number of awards and have been exhibited in many established galleries and expos around the world.
He knew he wanted to become a Potter when he encountered Oribe-Yaki from Momoyama (Mino area) created by Oribe Furuta, once an apprentice of Sen no Rikyu.
In contrast to more widely known modest Japanese ceramic movements, Oribe is very bold and unique, with avant-garde forms and patterns, as can be seen in Kim's work. It’s as much a piece of art as it is a functional object.