Jongjin Park -Ceramicist 

The Korean Ceramicist Creates 

Precious, pillow-like handcrafted sculpture

Out of the most crude of materials

Jongjin Park recently recieve a 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.

Education 

2020

 Ph.D | Ceramics at Kookmin University

Thesis link.   A Study of the Formative Ceramics by Fusion of Materials

2013 - 2014

MA | Ceramics, Distinction, Cardiff Metropolitan University / Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

2007-2009

MFA | Ceramics, Kookmin University / Seoul, Korea 

Thesis link.  A Study on Ceramic Formative Art applied Technique of joining

2000 - 2006

BFA | Ceramics, Kookmin University / Seoul, Korea

Awards 

2018

Lexus Creative Masters Award 2018

2014

Highly Commended- Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize

2014

 Honorable Mention- The 4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts

2011

Gold prize- The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition

2008

 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

Previous Experience

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)

Exhibition

Solo

2020 The 4th Solo Exhibition 'PAPERWORK', Tongin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2020  The 3rd Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ilsang, Seoul, Korea

2018    The 2nd Solo exhibition ‘TIMELINE’,ooojh gallery, Seoul, 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, Seoul, 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 

 


 Group Exhibition

2020 JAYEONMUL, Cabinet Hanam, 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 


Award

 

2019 Finallist- Open to Art

2019 Honorable Mention- Korea World Ceramic Biennale2019 
2018 Winner- Lexus Creative Masters Award 2018
2014 Highly Commended- Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize
 

2011 Gold prize- The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition
 

2008 Grand Prize- The 1st Gwangju White Porcelain Competition 


 


Collection

FourSeasons Hotel, Gwanghwamun, Seoul

GentleMonster 

Cheongju International Craft Competition 
Icheon World Ceramic EXPO Center 
GYEONGGI Ceramic museum
Yido Gallery

 

 Article

 

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

http://www.tlmagazine.com/jongjin-park-porcelain-paper/

2016. 12. 5. Interior Design - 12 Makers to Know

http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/12596-12-makers-to-know/

2016. 6. 3.   SightUnseen- You’ll Never Guess What These Ceramics Are Made From by by Jill Singer

http://www.sightunseen.com/2016/06/jongjin-park-layered-ceramics/

2016. 6. 20.  Core77- Beautiful Ceramics Made From...Paper Towels? by Carly Ayres

http://www.sightunseen.com/2016/06/jongjin-park-layered-ceramics/

2016. 6. 22  Cfile Daily - Featured Potter | Jongjin Park’s Papery, Colorful Vessels Seek to Deceive by Bill Rodgers

https://cfileonline.org/featured-potter-jongjin-parks-papery-colorful-vessels-contemporary-ceramic-art-cfile/

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

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