Studying ceramics at Seoul National University in South Korea for both his B.F.A and M.F.A, Jae Jun began to show his work in gallery in Korea and abroad, noting that one of the most memorable events in his career was to show in ‘Collect 2014’ at the Saatchi, which motivated him to pursue a career in Europe. Acknowledging the sensitive nature of the material, Jae Jun notes “It’s the latest findings of soil in human history, and it needs lots of techniques and cautions to work with this material.” Requiring a higher temperature of firing than other types of clay, Porcelain is more likely to change and distort in the firing, this Jae Jun believes, forces its handler to take more care over the material, which becomes evident in a finished piece. Working with porcelain with zirconium silicate and polishing parts of the work without a glaze, Jae Jun creates a distinction between the two whites, highlighting the well-balanced forms and their perfect finishes. With the symbolic move of Seoul National University’s pottery department focusing on porcelain throwing, a new trend in Porcelain ceramics began where Stoneware had been dominant. Jae Jun works hard to as a member of this movement, to highlight and lead this new trend in Korean Ceramics.
Pieces in the Porcelain Exhibition will be dispatched after the 7th of July