Our beautiful Korean Chungja aka celadon ceramics are individually hand-made by Jinho Choi, a ceramicist based in Seoul.
Chungja(chung-jah) ceramics have a deep history in Korea, initially produced during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392 CE), and regarded as some of the finest pottery created at the time. It's hallmark pale green luster is reminiscent of jade and is notable for it's unique surface pattern, becoming some of the most prized collector items in the world of ceramics.
In 2009 Seoyen Kiley Choi started Yenworks, a collection of functional and decorative ceramics. Each piece is made by hand in her Glendale Studio, with inspiration coming from time spent outdoors, seeing nature's colors and shapes.
Seoyen Kiley Choi spent her childhood in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan where she was exposed to each culture's craftsmanship. Formal education was in Seoul Woman's University where she received a degree in Ceramics and Fiber Art.
OIMU is a Seoul based design studio established in 2015. They believe that design takes on the role of a bridge that connects the value of the past with present.
The OIMU projects reinterpret the forgotten cultural value. We create brand identities, printed matter, products, artwork, exhibition, content publishing and more.