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Seo Kwang-soo

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Seo Gwang-soo is an Icheon Ceramic Master whose outstanding accomplishments earned him the titles of 14th Ceramic Master of Korea and Intangible Cultural Treasure (No14) of Gyeonggi province.

His moon jars have also been designated as cultural treasures. 

Portrait of Seo Kwang-soo. Image courtesy the artist and Icheon Ceramic.


Ye Studio. Image courtesy Icheon Ceramic.

Seo has a very meticulous way of working and tightly controls the entire process of realisation of his works from the initial stage of sourcing the clay to the moment of firing. The artists embraces traditional techniques, such as using a pinewood kiln.


Ye Studio. Image courtesy Icheon Ceramic.

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Collect, London, UK
2017 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair, Jingdezhen, China
2017 Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2017, La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy 2016 Colors and Forms of Korean Ceramics, Museo, Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy 2015 Tradition 韓, Fabriano Forum 2015, Fabriano, Italy

Selected Collections

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen, China
The National Museum of Russia, Saint Petersburg, Russia The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan

Media, techniques and areas of interest

White Porcelain, buncheong, celadon, Korean traditional ceramic technique, moon jars, vases, cobalt blue, iron glaze, home decor

Ye Studio. Image courtesy Icheon Ceramic.

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