After emigrating to England in 2007 from Korea where she was a designer, Yurim come back to art starting with life drawing and experimenting with other media.
She found herself drawn to her cultural roots in ceramics and mixing the two mediums, drawing straight onto the surface of each piece. Life drawing 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 hand-built stoneware with a ceramic pencil and the jagged lines softened under glaze. Her vases are like many bowls coming together inverted into sculptures. You can see more of her work at http://yurimgough.com/