"My ceramic practice is influenced by a cross cultural mixture of East and West.
The work combines elements of sly humor and subtle rituals and tradition.
Classical music has always played a major infuence, both in my life, as well as in my practice, especially the beautiful and harmonious sounds of choral music, which have provided a tremendous inspiration to my creativity.
My vessels evolve beyond the utilitarian pottery tradition.
I focus attention to sensuous shapes, exciting color combinations and the heightened tension between surface and design. Some sculptures are comforting and playful; others daring and provocative.
I work with both terracotta and stoneware.
All of my pieces are wheel thrown and hand built.
Glazes are used for both color and texture.Random shapes and spheroid forms are positioned onto the surface, as they intersect and overlap, creating a sense of visual and sensory excitement." - Casey Koh, 2018
Casey Koh was born in Korea in 1952 and has been living in New York since 1976. He studied at Korea's prestigious Hong-Ik University, where he majored in graphic arts and design. Koh had gravitated to ceramic sculpture through his focused work in other mediums, including drawing, painting, illustration, and graphic and media design.
He attended Pratt Insitute and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985. In the 1990s he continued post graduate studies at both Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York. Koh continues his practice in New York and frequently travels to Europe and Asia in search of inspiration and stimulation.