SANG SOOL SHIM & KEUM SUN LEE
Sang Sool SHIM and Keum Sun LEE, are Korean potters and ceramic artists. They have had many successful exhibitions in Korea, Austria, Croatia and New Zealand and have won Portage Ceramic Awards in New Zealand for 11 years, and won the Premier Award 2018 as well as international awards in Austria and Korea.
7th International Ceramic Biennale 2013 (Korea) - Selected as lecturer artists of International Academic Program.
National Contemporary Art Award at Waikato Museum 2014 - Selected Finalists.
In 2014 and 2016 they successfully exhibited their works in SCULPTURE ON SHORE and Arataki Visitor Centre.
Art & Sculpture Awards in 2014 - Merit Award.
Exhibition in West Coast Gallery Piha 2017 and their sculpture was chosen in SCULPTURE ON SHORE 2018.
Greater Auckland Art Award & Exhibition 2018 - First Prize and Merit Award.
Working with both 10th century and 15 century techniques of Korean pottery, the two have adapted these traditions and added colours to give a contemporary aspect to their creations.