I was born on the beautiful Island of Jeju in the South Korean seas. I grew up fully enjoying the natural marvels of my the island, from the volcanic mountains to the rich oceans. Having the freedom to explore I became freewheeling and independent. I began to develop an interest in the arts early on and pursued it as a degree when I entered into Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea's capital city. My professor there, an American teaching abroad, encouraged me to enrol in a summer program at his alma mater at Alfred University. During that summer in New York, my drive and passion for ceramics and art grew even stronger. As I finished my BFA, I decided to attend graduate school in pursuit of an MFA in ceramic art at Hongik University in Seoul. During my masters studies I attended workshops and exhibited at Montana State University, Taiwan Ceramics Seminar, and multiple exhibitions in South Korea. After graduating with honors I traveled to Honolulu Hawai’i to complete their highly regarded Hawai’i English Language Program, where I also volunteered in their ceramic studio as a lab technician. There I received my English Language certificate and created a body of work based on my experience in Hawai’i. At the end of my studies I returned to Jeju to work at the British international school as the ceramic/art technician as well as operating my own private ceramic studio. However, I returned to Hawaii to get married and become a permanent resident of the US. Since we both are ceramists, we are working together. As a young artist I am seeking the residency positions to strengthen my studio practice and continue to have life changing experiences.