choi keeryong


Hosted by Ica Headlam, Creative Me Podcast has partnered with North Lands Creative to bring a series of conversations with glass artists across Europe. Part of ISGNE Glass Lives Week 2020 at North Lands Creative, each episode explores an individual’s personal and professional development along with their passion for working with glass. These conversations were made possible with the support from our funding partners Creative Scotland and Creative Europe.



Episode six is with Choi Keeryong who is a glass artist and lecturer originally from South Korea who has been residing in Edinburgh for fourteen years. Choi was initially studying fine art in Korea before he became interested in working with glass. We spoke about how his experiences living and working in Scotland has influenced his work and how this creates a sense of being between belonging and not belonging. And the hope that his work creates further conversation with the viewer.

choi keeryong

Choi Keeryong is a South Korean Scotland based glass artist/educator. Chois work is based on his personal experience of growing up in the East and living and working in the West, his interests have been drawn from questions concerning the notion of invented cultural authenticity, historical, and symbolic meanings constructed around objects and how they are appreciated in different cultures.


‘DAAM DAH 4-5’



Dimensions 7 x 7cm 

Cast Glass & 23.5 CT Gold Leaf


Creative Me Podcast is a weekly show about art, culture, and all the other kinds of creativity focused on the North East of Scotland.

Creadtive Me Podcast hosted Ica Headlam is a space in which art and creativity can be shared, celebrating a diverse range of creativity and culture. Ica has an interest in stories that connect us as individuals and is an advocate for supporting the arts in Scotland and within his local community.

Ica a children and families social worker.

glass lives 2020

Glass Lives explores the human relationship with glass making and material. Uncovering some of the exceptional European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge.


Glass Lives celebrates the visionary embodiment of both creativity and craftsmanship by European master artisans at the highest level of excellence. Supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, collaboration lies at the heart of what the ISGNE network represents, encouraging exchange and fostering a sense of building a stronger glass community.

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