PHOTO: SUSAN COLE
KOREAN, BORN 1947
Park Young-sook, who has owned and operated her own kiln since 1982, is renowned for her re-creation of the white porcelain wares, or paekcha, once used by the royal Joseon court. This "full moon" jar, with a milky white body and an all-over transparent glaze, unites the purity of form of traditional Korean pottery with modern technical prowess. Park experimented for several years with the form until she was satisfied with the integrity of the finished piece and its contemporary relevance.
Porcelain with clear glaze, 20 x 19 1/2in. (50.8 x 49.5cm), Gift of Frank S. Bayley III, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2007.86, © Young Sook Park
Signed: Signed on bottom of jar
Inscribed: Inscription by cobalt blue "Mae Hyung, May 7th, 2007" at the bottom of the jar.
Provenance: Donor purchased from the artist
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