"I get a lot of good ideas when I do physical exercise, like when I ride my bike, because it kind of flushes your thought and puts you in a zone."
Originally from Korea, Eunbi is a ceramics artist based in Los Angeles.
How did you get your start as a designer?
“I became a ceramics maker I wanted to have certain items in my life that I couldn’t find in the world, so I started to come up with ways of making them on my own. I wanted to make items that make you think. You have to figure out how to hold it, but once you figure it out, it becomes your friend.”
Do you remember one of the first things you made?
“A cup. I didn’t like the generic mug handle, so it crossed my mind: What if there was a cup with a strange handle? It’s not the most comfortable way of holding it, but if you do it, it’ll be more fun.”
Can you describe your creative process?
“An item crossed my mind when I’m out with a friend or home with myself. And while I have that seed planted in my head, I find something interesting and keep adding on that idea. And once the idea is full, I draw and plan them, prep them, and then make them.”
What inspires you as an artist?
“I get inspired by a lot of stuff that’s around me that I have to deal with daily. Sometimes it’s an issue in my life. Sometimes it’s a flower, sometimes it’s a brick on the street. Everything kind of helps me. I get a lot of good ideas when I do physical exercise, like when I ride my bike, because it kind of flushes your thought and puts you in a zone.”
What do you do when you’re not designing or creating?
“I try to take a moment for myself. Read some books, go eat something nice, meet friends. LA has good shows, so I’ll go see that, or I’ll ride my bike alone. I’m learning how to long board, but it’s so difficult. So most of the time, I just kneel.”
How would you describe your own personal style?
“I’m pretty casual. I like colorful stuff. And I try to keep it appropriate for situations. But I like colorful prints and bold stuff here and there.”
What are your favorite AA items?
“The basic tee, the zip-up hoodie, and the raglan tee.”
To learn more about Eunbi, follow her on Instagram via @eunbilievable