Contemporary Art & Luxury Craft  


Ceramic Small Tea Container (Cylinder)

Sangwook Huh

Cylinder Ceramic(Buncheong) tea container

Size: 10 x 10 x 6 (h) cm


**The Buncheong Pottery Management Act**

The pottery vessels have fine stomata that can leave traces of food. It's a natural phenomenon. In addition, note the following points for longer use :

1.Immerse dry bowl in water for 10 minutes before place food.

2.Drain and store in dry place.

3.Do not soak in water after use and wash dishes right away after use. 

4.Fish and oily food can smell lasts, so it is recommended that you use differently from other types of containers.


Sangwook Huh is an artist who uses the expressive technique of traditional buncheong to create works with contemporary senses. The method of including surface design and applying the buncheong technique is the most important aspect of his work. The process seeks out for traces of the past while progressing to create new interpretations. It is as though he is trying to remember every minute and day that has gone by, while living the new today to the full.

Clay strips shaved and hanging from the tip of his knife, reminisce and reflect upon our lives. The rhythmical sounds made from Huh’s approaches are comparable to staccato touches in music.

His work has been selected for the Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum competition and it is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; National Crafts Museum of India, New Delhi, India and the World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea.


What is Buncheong?

Buncheong is a grayish ceramic ware that lasted for a short period of time between the 15th and 16th century during the Joseon Dynasty. The term literally means to “cover the surface”. This is an authentic Korean ceramic ware known for its surface decoration applying liquefied white clay in a number of different techniques such as brushing, sgraffito, dipping, trailing and more. This is fired to 1280°c.

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