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Eun-Sook Kim

Eun‐Sook creates functional clay pieces using a number of techniques, double walled, inlay decoration, brushwork glazes, and sculpture which show her Korean, Chinese and Japanese influences.  She received her B.A. in English literature from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea in the early 1960s. She was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Tennessee, and upon moving to Knoxville, she married and then stayed home with her children until they finished college.  At that point, she resumed her graduate studies and received an M.F.A. in ceramics from UT in the 1990s.

Her work has been featured in various juried shows throughout the US and in Japan and Korea. She has also held solo exhibitions locally in Ewing Gallery, The Art Market Gallery, Oak Ridge Art Center and the American Museum of Science and Energy.  

She founded and directed both the corner gallery and the Upstairs Gallery in Oak Ridge for many years.  Currently, Kim is a member of the National Council for Educators of Ceramic Art, the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists,  Foothills Craft Guild and The Art Market Gallery.  

She has extensive experience leading workshops, lectures, and teaching.  Her wark has appeared in various Ceramics magazines published globally. 

In 2001,she was chosen one of the 100  "International Personality of the Year" award from the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England.