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Meeting Doo-Seun Kim & Glaze Question

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#1 synj00


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

I had an amazing experience by chance meeting a 77 year old Korean potter who has been at it for the past 50 years. I wanted to share it with you all.




I'm not sure where else in the forum to post this but I did have a question on the glaze so I chose to post here. let me know if it should be moved elsewhere. 


From what I gather in what little I could find on the web the glaze is called Bun Cheong or Bun-Chung. Its a green that breaks to brown where applied thinly and related to the Korean celadon glazes. I didn't get a chance to really get into depth with her as her translator was not the best. It looked kind of like an ash glaze. You can see best I think in this picture of a lidded pot a bought from her. Could this still be an ash based glaze? Its beautiful and very dynamic yet naturally so.




There were also water jars that were ash glazed and were more what I expected an ash glaze to be.



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#2 Tyler Miller

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

What a lovely encounter!  Reading this and looking at her work made my day, thanks for sharing.

#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

What a great experience for you to have.
Beautiful pots too.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

The picture of the two of you has me smiling ear to ear!!   Wonderful experience, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:22 PM






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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Such a rich experience for you.

Those pots will me memory catchers for ever.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Lucky you for having such a wonderful moment in time.     Denice

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

How cool is that! That you for sharing.
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