MMT MOON JARS
An ongoing series, exploring an iconic ceramic form. Hover and click over the photos for more information.
Sometimes process makes it obvious what the next area of exploration should be.
Moon Jars are traditional Korean vessels that were usually constructed by joining two hemispherical shapes together, to make it's namesake form. Originally they were made of grey stoneware, but quickly evolved into porcelain forms that were used to store things such as grains and wine. And like many objects that at first glance seem disarmingly simple and unadorned--those same qualities allow them to become signifiers of meaning, process, ideas and intents--among them, the Confucianist ideals of austerity, simplicity, and modesty.
And between the rich cultural and historical references, coupled with my own background and interests, it makes sense to begin to explore this direction, and see where it takes my practice.