I adapt to the environment, the energy, the sounds…
I see it as small journal notes of a time and place.
What I find interesting about rust is that it leaves an imprint behind.
I prefer making objects which you can use in your everyday life.
How nature can take over urban waste.
The process of creating starts with the tools.
The technique has been around since the Joseon Dynasty.
This is the consequence of my actions which I can't control.
The pieces have to have a meaning, they have to touch people deeply.
My work is like a form of archaeology. I try to reveal something about the soul of the tree.
I use my own body to make the piece, to make the form.
I think I am obsessed with expressing myself.
My working process is like meditation.
In my work the most important thing is my hands.
Heart and fire and water.
I consciously combine design with the power of nature.
It’s a challenging issue of our time: how to continue our inherited traditions.
I am inspired by our rich heritage, African heritage.
Ceramic art is my language.
The theme of the objects is life.
I'm looking for material qualities to shine through and connect with my ideas.
I accept nature as it is rather than try to control it.
Making a form is always an enjoyable process for me.
Pao Hui Kao
Somehow paper reflects my personality.
There is beauty in imperfection.
I’m guided by my tools.
After I made the work, I felt a lot of emotions.
I try to transmit the symbolism of each piece via the textures and twists the material takes on.
I’m happy that people recognize what it represents. But they can also create their own story about my pieces.
The small details are like singular reflections of time, like in the human ageing process.