What do Cobalt, Chromium and Tin have in common? That would be the Artistry of Michael Cho! Although their presence as elements comes to mind, his use of these basic elements in his artistic process is truly unique and beautiful. How did Michael start this journey?
Michael Cho immigrated to the United States in 1971 from Seoul, South Korea. He was a business major in college. During his college experience, he elected to take several art and ceramics courses
After graduating in the early ‘80s, he started his own studio. He began by experimenting with abstract shapes. He ended up returning to traditional and classic forms because he felt that it was true to who he was as an artist.
He also experimented with a variety of glazes. He found that the contrast between a glossy glaze against a matte finish complemented his vision. Michael throws his pieces without trimming to avoid shape distortions and limitations.
Michael has been throwing pottery for 30+ years. He continues to enjoy traveling around the country to exhibit his artwork and teach his classes at The Banana Factory.