(Korean, b. 1947)
Stoneware with carved, stamped designs, and inlaid slip under celadon glaze
Outer diameter: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.); Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)
Gift of the Artist 1995.39
The creator of this jar was inspired by a traditional Korean ceramic type called buncheong in terms of using white slip.
As part of the artist’s Dream series, this contemporary Korean ceramic work expresses how the long, rich tradition of Korean ceramics serves as a new source of artistic inspiration for contemporary artists. Shin
implemented the inlay as well as the stamping
technique to draw expressive patterns, similar
to the one expressed in the late 1800s Jar
with Design in Underglaze Iron, CMA 1986.87. Shin successfully amplified unassuming
and naturalistic aesthetics of Korean ceramic
tradition in his own work.
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