Lloyd Choi Gallery is delighted to annouce 'Moon Jar; The Untold Story', a London Craft Week Exhibition, organised by Korea Craft & Design Foundation and curated by Lloyd Choi.
The Moon Jar is a sculptural form that became an icon in contemporary ceramic history and is celebrated in both the UK and Korea. Echoing the shape of a floating full moon, the traditional white Moon Jar, made from two porcelain hemispheres, dates back to the Joseon Dynasty (14th-19th centuries).
Historically the Moon Jar has been prized for the artistry required to achieve a seamless, continuous curved surface and for its ability to express Confucian ideas of purity, simplicity and austerity. However the exhibition will explore how contemporary Korean makers are radically reinventing this traditional form.
For many years the Moon Jar’s powerful identity and place within Korean ceramic tradition has overshadowed the individuality of modern potters. Moon Jar: ‘The Untold Story’ will focus on modernist potters and contemporary artists who are making and un-making this iconic jar form.
Modern masters Ree Soo-jong and Lee Gee-jo are shown alongside Yun Ju-cheol and Park Sung-wook and the exhibition will also introduce two young female artists Choi Bo-ram and Kwak Hye-young.
Exhibition Opening Hours
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Book your free entry
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Exhibition Tour: Walk-through with the exhibition curator, Lloyd Choi
7 May 2023
2 -2.30 pm Book your free ticket
Artist Talk: Meet the Korean Moon Jar Artist, Ree Soo-jong
9 May 2023
6.30 -7 pm Book your free ticket