Yurim Gough

Yurim Gough came to the UK from Korea, a country with a historic tradition of ceramics.
Yurim draws directly onto clay bowls during life drawings sessions, which result in these powerful, fluid line drawings with no room for errors.
Yurim is a former fashion designer who moved to Bristol eight years ago in search of a new creative direction

Yurim draws straight onto the surface of each piece. Life drawing in front of the living, breathing model joins the model's pose to the contoured surface of the piece. The lines from the model are communicated through the rough texture to the fired handbuilt stoneware with a ceramic pencil. The jagged lines soften under glaze. For some pieces, imagery is overlaid on the drawings.

Yurim came to the UK from Korea, a country with a historic tradition of ceramics, not speaking a word of English in 2007. She didn't come as an artist however, she came as a high end fashion designer, designing high-heeled shoes for labels in Seoul, Tokyo and then London.

Yurim now explores her understanding of the relationship between artistically created structures and the human form via ceramics instead of shoes.

Selected Works

I am dreaming of.... by Yurim Gough

I am dreaming of....

Sculpture - 50x35 cm
Owen by Yurim Gough


Sculpture - 24x24 cm
Social media nudity by Yurim Gough

Social media nudity

Sculpture - 21x22 cm
Necklaces -> Nun by Yurim Gough

Necklaces -> Nun

Sculpture - 21x21 cm
STOP Worrying by Yurim Gough

STOP Worrying

Sculpture - 24x23 cm
Thank-you For Not Using Me by Yurim Gough

Thank-you For Not Using Me

Sculpture - 24x25 cm
Beautiful Inside Out by Yurim Gough

Beautiful Inside Out

Sculpture - 24x25 cm
Profile image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Annie Dressner.

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