"I have a background in Fine Arts and Design. After leaving school, which surprisingly doesn't seem like that long ago, I started life drawing and painting classes at Julian Ashton Art School. From there I followed my passion for sculpture and enrolled at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio which in the 80's was located in Camperdown. Tom encouraged me to enrol at Sydney College of the Arts, but after 2 years I lost my direction and dropped out. I later studied Design Fundamentals and Interior design at the Enmore Design Centre.
I am drawn to natural forms in different stages of the life cycle.
Art and Design has always been a good excuse to slow down, observe and try to understand how things work."
'I have been potting for a few years now and love hand building as well as throwing on the wheel. The enormous potential offered by the many types of clay in combination with a myriad of underglazes and glazes is truly mind boggling. What a wealth of textures, tones, lustres, shapes, angles and undulations with which to experiment.
I make bonsai pots, tableware, vases, decorative tiles, ceramic flowers, fountains . . . and other things that I haven't done yet!
Drop in to say 'hello' and to look at my pottery in person. Also you'll see wonderful pieces made by my fellow potters.
A Korean born Australian ceramic artist based in Sydney. Shinhee has completed a B.A (Hons) degree in ceramics at Sydney College of the arts (University of Sydney) and also studied Master of Design at College of Fine Arts (UNSW COFA).
Shinhee has been working as a pewter giftware artist after graduating university and has been teaching art & craft to children.
Shinhee's works are mostly wheel thrown and hand built into sculptural wares that are playful and functional for everyday use. She draws influences from everyday household objects, flora and fauna, still life, typography and illustration.
I've always been drawn to objects that are well designed for their function and are a joy to look at, touch and use. My focus is to make fine tableware that can be used every day and which brings form and function together as equal partners in beauty.