I was born in Seoul, Korea and spent my childhood in a small town called Gyun Ji Dong. There were a lot of hills and mountains everywhere in my town. I have so many little memories of growing up there.

My mother loved arts and crafts. She owned a antique shop which was full of interesting things such as hundreds-year-old ceramic jars, articles of old style wooden furniture, small folk sculptures and old books. They had been handed down from generations past and filled me with dreams, stories and adventures.

The memories of my childhood have been a root of my works. My ceramic sculptures are just fruits from my everyday life. I experience accomodation, surprise, joy, fear, and frustration on a daily basis.

ceramic art by Kiyong Bae