(Korean, b. 1935)
Porcelain, carved and glazed
Overall: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)
Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of the artist 1992.139
The surface of this vessel is made by using the technique called myeon-chi-gi, a “cutting surface” technique.
According to the artist, a lecture by Bernard Leach (1887–1979), the father of British studio pottery, led Kim to rediscover the traditional Korean ceramic tradition, which remained underappreciated among many modern Korean ceramic artists at the time. This white porcelain bowl, with its carved architectonic surface, showcases how Kim reinterpreted naturalism and minimalism—the two overarching aesthetic principles of Joseon period (1392–1910) white porcelain ritual vessels—on her own terms.
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