KOREAN BUNCHEONG WARE & THE WORK OF CONTEMPORARY KOREAN-AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC ARTIST, WON-SEOK KIM 11 June 2013 Held at COFA in Paddington, this event provided us with a deeper understanding of Korean Buncheong ware from both an historical and contemporary perspective. Powerhouse Museum’s Min- Jung Kim’s introductory talk focused on the relatively short period of production – in the first half of the Joseon dynasty – of this unpretentious but distinctive ware, later so favoured by the Japanese for use in tea ceremony. – TAASA Review September 2013
This brief historical review in turn provided an excellent introduction to the contemporary work of our guest ceramic artist, Won-seok Kim.
Conducted in the form of an interview with Min-Jung, Won-seok gave us a sincere account of what inspires him and how he goes about producing his spectacular pots.
He talked about producing work which draws on strongly developed traditional technical skills, but which is free to follow where the clay leads him, inspired by Australian materials and landscapes...