Mi-Won McGhee is a South Korean-born British ceramicist, currently living and running a ceramics studio in Glasgow, Scotland. Each handcrafted piece takes up to 3 weeks to create.
"I’m a control freak so I buy powdered porcelain to mix it myself, then I make the form, fire it, draw on it and glaze it to finish. If I have that control, then I know exactly what the final outcome will be.
I make plaster models of the vases before I make the moulds. I like making big pieces, I only work with porcelain which is quite a tricky material to work with but it provides a very good and versatile ‘canvas’ for my drawings.
Galleries or people who buy my work like that that’s the way I work and every piece has been made entirely by me.
I sell in several galleries in the world, and occasionally people will contact me to commission a vase to ship to them if they have seen my work in a gallery. I also make the wooden boxes to transport my vases. I was asked to make a vase for Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive’s 50th birthday a couple of years ago through my work being seen in a London gallery."
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Above is the vase gifted to Sir Jonathan Ives which is available at Bradford, in addition to the styles below.
Quote by Mi-Won McGhee is from an interview by Elaine Livingstone which featured in Glasgow Live.