Jin Eui Kim is a ceramic artist, originally from South Korea. He graduated from Cardiff School of Art & Design with a MA and PhD in Ceramics, during which he studied the illusory effects of application of black through to white to three-dimensional surfaces. Working at Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff he exhibits widely, notably at ArtXchange USA; Ceramic Art London, Contemporary Applied Art, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Barbican Art Gallery, National Centre for Craft and Design, Walford Mill Crafts, Snug gallery and The Craft Centre and Design Gallery Leeds UK; and AAF Hamburg with Lilly Zeligman Gallery. He was selected for AWARD exhibition in the British Ceramics Biennial 2013 and HOT ROOKIES, special exhibition for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea. One of his works was purchased by National Museum Cardiff in 2012. He is a member of Contemporary Applied Art (CAA) since 2012 and has just become a professional member of Craft Potters Association (CPA).
Jin Eui explores in depth of tonal effects and spatial illusions, creating works that are both visually and intellectually challenging. He makes both none-functional sculpture works of horizontal and vertical cylinder forms and functional ware, applies the principles of creation of illusory spatial phenomena such as gradient in tone and size of bands. He also tries to understand more of the quality of clay and how it can be combined with subtle variations of tone to create the illusory spatial phenomena.