Jongjin Park -Ceramicist
The Korean Ceramicist Creates
Precious, pillow-like handcrafted sculpture
Out of the most crude of materials
Jongjin Park is currently studying his PhD in ceramics at Kookmin University, where he achieved his BFA and MFAs in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He also studied ceramics at Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales. He makes layered, papery vessels that look like they could flake apart in your hands.
In a recent interview with the Ceramic Review, Park said that his work “explores the remarkable ability of ceramics to deceive the eye.” He makes his contemporary ceramic art by using tissue paper and clay slip. In addition to playing with material, he also investigates themes of architecture and conceptual space with his forms.
He told the magazine:
“My work asks us to consider what is real… These effects meet with simple shapes and structures, contrasting with straight porcelain, a material I studied early on in my academic life. I’m interested in relational art and applying it to ceramics. As ceramic artists we have the advantage of understanding our materials and processes directly and can manipulate these in interesting ways to spark a dialogue with our viewers.”
He intends to develop that latter idea with his PhD studies. Please enjoy this gallery of images we’ve assembled for Jongjin Park, this week’s Featured Potter on cfile.daily.
Completion PhD. Ceramics at Kookmin University
2013 - 2014
MA | Ceramics, Distinction, Cardiff Metropolitan University / Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
MFA | Ceramics, Kookmin University / Seoul, Korea
2000 - 2006
BFA | Ceramics, Kookmin University / Seoul, Korea
Lexus Creative Masters Award 2018
Highly Commended- Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize
Honorable Mention- The 4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts
Gold prize- The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition
Grand Prize- The 1st Gwangju White Porcelain Competition
Current Education Experience
Visiting Professor | Seoul Women University
Adjunct Professor | Konkuk University
Lecturer | Kongju National Univeristy
Lecturer | Induk University
2017 - 2018 Adjunct Professor | Hanyang Women’s University
2017- 2018 Lecturer | Kookmin University
2013 Researcher | Friends of National Museum of Korea
2012 Lecturer | Kookmin University (Title-Ceramic craft 3)
2009 - 2010 Researcher | National Museum of Korea (Dept. of Arts Ceramics)
2020 The 3rd Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ilsang, Korea
2018 The 2nd Solo exhibition ‘TIMELINE’,ooojh gallery, Korea
2018 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London, U.K.
2017 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London, U.K.
2016 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London, U.K.
2015 The 1st Solo exhibition 'Artistic Stratum' KCDF Gallery, Korea
2015 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, U.K
Two person Exhibition
2017 Wouter Dam & Jongjin Park, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Jongjin Park & KyungWoo Lee, Haegang Ceramic Museum, Icheon, Korea
2012 Harin Lee & Jongjin Park, Tongin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Beyond the Time / Jongjin Park & Kiwook Lee, Yido Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2020 Metaphorical, B-E Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2020 Clay with a Capital K, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, AG Tegelen, Netherland
2020 KOREA, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium
2019 after Primary Structure, Sueno339, Seoul, Korea.
2019 Salon Art+Design with JLohmann Gallery, Park Avenue Armory, N.Y., U.S.A
2019 "Mess" – Expressionism and Experimentation in Contemporary Ceramics, The Future Perfect, N.Y., U.S.A. 2019 Living Design Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2019 Open to Art, officinesaffi, Milano, Italy
2019 Take a new, Charm Learn Studio, Thailand
2018 Breaking the mold, Design Miami, with JLohmann Gallery,Miami Beach, U.S.A.
2018 Korean Connection, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.
2018 1000 Vases, Espace Commines, Paris, France
2018 Ceramics at Doddingtonhall, London, U.K.
2018 The Aesthetics od Repetition, The Craft on the Hill, Seoul, Korea
2018 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.–YoungMasters
2017 Claytime, Side Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Made in Korea, Slademore Gallery, London, U.K.
2017 Made in Korea, Ceramic House, Brighton, U.K.
2017 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K. – YoungMasters
2017 Affordable Art Fair, London, U.K. – YoungMasters
2017 Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul. Korea with SPgallery
2017 CrossOver, Milal Galley, Seoul, Korea
2016 Cynthia Corbett Gallery summer show, Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, London– YoungMasters
2016 Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea with SPgallery
2016 Affordable Art Fair, DDP, Seoul, Korea with SPgallery
2016 Stunning Edge, NTCRI, Taiwan
2016 London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London– YoungMasters
2016 “A la Recherche du Sublime” alongside work by
Ashraf Hanna and Nicholas Lees, Le don du Fel, France
2016 KOREA and JAPAN Ceramics, BeakPaSun Gallery, Kyushu, Japan
2015 St.Art Fair, Strasbourg, France. With Galerie du Don.
2015 British Ceramics Biennale 'FRESH', Stoke on Trent, U.K.
2015 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.
2015 Saint-Etetien Design Biennale
2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015, Mall Gallery, London
2015 The Graduate Show 2015, Bevere Gallery,Worcester
2014 Craft fair “Made by Hands”, Cardiff City hall, Cardiff, Wales
2014 Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, U.K.
2014 Young Masters, Lloyds Club, London, U.K.
2014 MA Degree show, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales
2014 Unfolding, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff, Wales
2014 New Designers, London, U.K.
2014 4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Ketchemet, Hungary
2014 Museum Shop, National Museum, Cardiff
2012 Color, Ceramic Museum, Korea
2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts, Santorini, Greece
2012 R.E.D, Arton gallery, Singapore
2012 Talente 2012, Munchen, Germany
2011 Breathing object, Sein Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju culture complex, Korea
2011 Life style Multishop_Season2 , Boutique Monaco Museum , Seoul, Korea
2010 Open Studio, Iang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 The 1st Kwangju Craft Competition, KimDaeJung Convention Center, Kwangju, Korea
2010 Mixup , Icheon World Ceramic EXPO Center, Korea 2010 3rd Ceramic trend competition. Icheon World Ceramic EXPO Center,Korea
2009 A Thesis Exhibition 'Coexistence' Design Gallery, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
2009 White Porcelain Exhibition, Urigurut Ryu, Seoul, Korea
2009 Australian Ceramics Triennale-YoungGuns, College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney Univ, Australia
2009 Ceramic Embracing color, Icheon World Ceramic EXPO Center, Korea
2009 The 5th CEBIKO Ceramic Space& Life , Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery. Korea
2009 japan-Korea Exchange of Ceramics, Japan
2009 The 24th Bukak Ceramics association Exihibition, Kyungin gallery. Seoul, Korea
2009 Connecting Connection_ 0 , Space Zeeno, Seoul, Korea
2008 The 1st Gwangju White Porcelain Competition, GYEONGGI Ceramic museum, Gyeonggi, Korea
2008 Korea- Japan- China Contemporary Ceramics Exchange of New Generation, Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Foshan, China
2008 Connecting Connection_8 color . Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Korea GANGHWA Culture & Art Center, Gyeonggi, Korea
2008 KwanAk Contemporary Art Competition, ANYANG Art Center, Gyeonggi, Korea
2008 The 2nd Ceramic Competition of University, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation. Gyeonggi, Korea
2007 Korea contemporary ceramic exhibition, Marisan Gallery, Gyeonggi, Korea
2006 Graduate Exhibition Dept.of Ceramics College of Design Kookmin Univ. Gana Art center, Seoul, Korea
FourSeasons Hotel, Gwanghwamun, Seoul
Cheongju International Craft Competition
Icheon World Ceramic EXPO Center
GYEONGGI Ceramic museum
2019 Material Design Process - Elemental/Earth, Sandu
2019. 2. Arena, Craftsmanship
2019. 1. Ceramic art Monthly – Artists of the Year
2018 NewWaveClay by Tom Morris, Frame
2017. 2. 24. TLMagazine-Jongjin Park: Porcelain paper
2016. 12. 5. Interior Design - 12 Makers to Know
2016. 6. 3. SightUnseen- You’ll Never Guess What These Ceramics Are Made From by by Jill Singer
2016. 6. 20. Core77- Beautiful Ceramics Made From...Paper Towels? by Carly Ayres
2016. 6. 22 Cfile Daily - Featured Potter | Jongjin Park’s Papery, Colorful Vessels Seek to Deceive by Bill Rodgers
2016. 5 De Kleine K Issue17 - Knowhow- Decoratietechnieken: Jongjin Park laat zien hoe hij een werk maakt.
2016. 3/4 Ceramic Review issue 278 - Young Makers
2015. 10. 9. Wallpaper- Looking forward: the fourth British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent by Emma O’kelly
2012. 11 Ceramic art Monthly – Harin Lee & Jongjin Park Ceramic Exhibition review
2012. 9 Zin ( Japan Magazine) – Special interview Neo Korea ‘Korean Potter Jongjin Park’
2011. 10 Ceramic art Monthly – Breathing Object review
2011. 9 Ceramic art Monthly – CheongJu International Craft Competition
2011. 4 Ceramic art Monthly, Design Monthly, etc –
Jongjin Park & Kiwook Lee ‘ Beyond the Time’
2009. 6 Ceramic art Monthly - Graduate Exhibition review
2008.10 Ceramic art Monthly - Connecting Connection review
2008. 9 Ceramic art Monthly - The 1st KwangJu White Porcelain Competition