Moon Jar Workshop with Dave Kim

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Moon Jar Workshop with Dave Kim


ONE-Day Moon Jar Workshop with Dave Kim (Advanced Beginners to Advanced)

Sunday June 9

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Price: $130 (includes clay)

During this 6 hour workshop, students will learn the history of traditional Korean vessel called a ‘Moon Jar’ and how they are created.The workshop includes a slide presentation on history of Moon Jars, demonstrations and hands-on work on the potter’s wheel. 

Moon jar is a type of traditional Korean white porcelain ware which was made during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). The Joseon white porcelain ware was adopted as imperial ware in the fifteenth century. The name comes from its shape and milky color of the glaze to resemble the coloration of the moon.

Instructor: Dave Kim the Potter uses direct influence from his cultural heritage as a Korean to apply developed aesthetics to his functional pottery. Currently working in Brooklyn, NY, he believes that creating historic Korean pottery preserves a culture that is slowly dissipating by the modern society.  Each pottery Kim creates collects elements of form, decoration, color and material from various traditional Korean pottery styles, individually offering a wide variety of styles such as Sang-gam(Korean inlay technique), Baek-ja(porcelain-ware typically known for Moonjars), or Bun-cheong(technique that uses stamps). 

Producing work that has been done for centuries, Kim still challenges the limits of what can be done by following the ways of Korean pottery. 

His experimental interest has also enabled him to create new bodies of work that has strayed away from the tradition yet very grounded at the core of what Korean pottery is; simplicity that represents natural, unpretentious beauty.

Firings Fee: 3 cents per cubic inch (bisque firing).

Refund Policy: Refund and transfer requests must be made via mail one week prior to start of the workshop. Registration receipts are required and there is a $50 processing fee for all refunds and transfers.

Studio etiquette: Students are expected to comply with studio guidelines and maintain a clean work environment during every class. It is equally important to respect others working in the studio, maintaining a friendly but professional manner. SSNYC is committed to providing an exceptional experience for students, members, and teachers alike.

Age requirement: Due to the nature of studio ceramics and the materials used, all classes are for adults age 21 and older