It was Eunmi’s experience of living in the multi-cultural environment of London that made her reflect on
her own roots and her own culture for the first time. Looking back at her own culture, and drawing inspiration from traditional Korean pottery, she began to develop her a new style that referenced her own history from both a cultural and uniquely personal perspective.
Eunmi Kim first influences came from her father, a landscape gardener, who revealed and explained the beauty of nature to her as a child growing up in the idyllic island of Jeju in South Korea. These early childhood experience stayed with her and led her devote herself to the study of ceramics in Korea.
After this, she worked as a ceramics designer at the Korea Ceramic Foundation where she was involved in the Korean Ceramic-ware Globalisation project, researching ceramic tableware brands around the world before coming to London to work as a freelance ceramicist.