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Technique: Korean Buncheong
Hand-building, coiling, wheel-throwing
Liquefied white clay applied to the surface of work for sgraffito, inlaying, stamping and more

Sangwook Huh

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.