Hyang Jong Oh (KOREA)

Hyang Jong Oh

Hyang Jong Oh from Kwangju in South Korea is one of the most highly respected Onggi potters, known for his spectacular large vessels. Born and brought up in a rich farming landscape he felt close to the natural world and its materials. This affinity stood him in good stead while studying ceramics at Dankook University and later in Seoul, and he pursued his ceramic studies with several traditional crafts people. In time his mastery of traditional techniques allowed him to forge his own distinctive style; a style which he feels has been particularly influenced by the work of Koie Ryoji and Rudy Autio. “Who I am? Where did I come from and where am I going? How shall I live my life? What is art?… I am still trying to answer my questions and I hope I will be able to express my journey through Ceramics.”

Date: October 18, 2020