Toronto Potters Meeting April 26, 2016

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Potter Unha Hill will present an illustrated talk about her recent trip to Korea working with Korean Masters.

“Nature’s many shapes, textures and colours inspire my ceramic art. I work meticulously at creating forms that integrate the many textural elements of nature in the surface.”
Born in South Korea, Unha Hill achieved a Master’s Degree in floral design in 1990 before immigrating to Canada in 1991. She owned and operated “Floral Creations by Unha” in Hamilton until 2003. Parallel to her interests in floral design, Unha attended pottery classes at the Canadian Japanese Cultural Center in Hamilton, studying with Harold Takayesu; subsequently she became an instructor at the Center 2006 to 2012. She has also served on the executive of the Hamilton Potters Guild as Treasurer.

Largely a self-taught potter, Unha’s curiosity about ceramics led her to enroll in workshops on raku, glaze and wood firing at various locations such as Mohawk College, Dundas Valley School of Art, and Flemming College in Haliburton.

A 2013 trip to Korea with a children’s choral group resulted in a serendipitous meeting with Korean master potters. Enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge in a cultural exchange, Unha organized a trip for 14 Canadian potters to be mentored by five Korean master potters in Seoul, 2015. Unha will present an illustrated talk that discusses her experience with the Korean Masters.
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