1951Born in Seoul
1968 – 1972 Studied art education in Seoul
1972 – 1973 Internship with Christine Tappermann in Wallrabenstein, Germany
1973 – 1978 Studied ceramics with Margot Münster at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden
Studied design with Erwin Schutzbach at the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden
1976 – 1977 Internship with Ralf Busz in Friedrichsfeld
1978 – 1987 Own workshop in Sandhausen near Heidelberg
1984 – 1987 Artistic and research associate at the Gesamthochschule Kassel
Since 1987 Director of the Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, Essen
2015 Visiting professor (Summer semester) at the department of Ceramics of Art and Design at the EWHA Womans University in Seoul, Korea
2016 Doctor honoris causa of the Eugeniusz-Geppert-Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw