Park Sung-Wook

1972 Born in Seoul, South Korea

Celebrated ceramic artist, Park Sung-Wook is best known for his contemporary ‘Moon Jar’. The Moon Jar is uniquely Korean, made in the Joseon Dynasty( 14th – 19th C) from traditional ‘baekja’ (white porcelain) it is regarded as a symbol of Korean art for it’s elegant simplicity. Park has reinterpreted this iconic porcelain sculpture, producing contemporary versions in traditional white-slip stoneware ‘Buncheong’. Park uses a traditional, self-built, wood-fired kiln to achieve the authentic grey-green stoneware and applies a minimalistic yet expressive decoration by either plunging or freely pouring the jar into white-slip. The results speak to the look and feel of the original jars with a subtle and fluid coat.

Selected Public Collection

The Horim Museum, South Korea

The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

The Bruckner Foundation, Switzerland

The Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, South Korea

The Yeoju World Ceramic Gallery, South Korea 

The International Ceramic Exhibition Centre, China