ARTI S T P RO F IL E : W ON – S E OK KIM ‘ S AU S TRALIAN BUNCH E ONG W AR E Min-Jung Kim – TAASA Review March 2010


This article was originally found in the March 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 14).

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W on-Seok Kim is a Korean Australian ceramic artist who has been making his buncheong wares in Australia for more than 20 years.

Buncheong, literally meaning `pottery decorated with white slip and covered in a pale bluish-green glaze’, is a type of ceramic developed in Korea during the 15th and 16th centuries.

It is known as mishima by the Japanese by whom it is also prized...