Jang Hun Seong
2023 PoPo Jar 1
⌀3.25" x H4.5"
The history of Icheon city’s love for ceramics goes back at least a thousand years. From supplying royal palaces to now hosting over 400 workshops that produce modern and traditional ceramics, Icheon continues to be one of Asia’s most recognized cities for this artistry.
Jang Hun Seong spent years studying both Korean and Japanese pottery, in search of the “most Korean thing.” For Jang, the more he understood about ceramics as a whole, the more he would be able to pinpoint how his pieces can best represent Korea. Jang makes his own glaze made of ash from the burning process of rice straw. This “Hoeryong” glaze is applied on top of already glazed pieces, causing the second layer of glaze to flow down the sides, creating a marbling effect. Every year, the ceramicist personally collects rice straw ash and makes the glaze from scratch, “the result is a pattern like no other in the world, this is the allure.”
- Handmade by Jang Hun Seong in Icheon, Korea
- Dishwasher, microwave, and food safe
- Hand wash recommended
*Every piece is handcrafted and hand-painted. The size and color may vary slightly.
Jang Hun Seong's story here.