Moon Jars are one of the current series of work which I am exploring. Moon jars are a type of traditional Korean white porcelain which originally was made during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
A ceramic form, it has seen a resurgence recently and notable examples of the form have been made by ceramacists including; Lucy Rie, Bernard Leach, Akiko Hirai and Adam Buick.
These examples are made from highly spalted Beech, which had surface cracks prior to turning and hollowing. I find the moon jar form fascinating, it’s a very relaxing form to look at and very pleasing to handle. No two are the same, each jar has its own identity.
For more information : British Museum