E-MOMM - The Development of Contemporary Tableware in Korea

A Collaborative Project to Develop a Tableware Brand Appropriate for the Korean Life Style and Diet, including an exhibition organized by the Ewha Ceramics Research Institute at
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

The Objective of Organizing the Emomm Exhibition

The past twenty years has seen a considerable change in the ceramic tendency within the contemporary ceramic movement of Korea. Although the Korean tradition and custom is deeply rooted in the Korean mentality, most people today have been influenced by the abundance of imported utility wares found in our current ceramic market. In general, most Korean people possess at least one type of traditional ceramic ware – be it a celadon, buncheong, onggi jar, white ware. Yet despite such phenomenon, more and more people are turning their eyes towards purchasing imported ceramics in the likes of Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Rosenthal or Royal Copenhagen. The last ten years has seen an increase in preference towards such imported ceramics.

"Memory of Pikesville, TN", Porcelain, Glazed, 34"x 24" x 26"
"Long beach Summer", Stoneware, Glazed,139"x 51"x 39"

Sunkoo Yuh is an artistically ambitious ceramic sculptor. He has exhibited his creative sculptures extensively, in Korea and across the United States and they are part of many public museum collections including the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and the Ichon World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea.

He holds an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred; and a B.F.A. from Hong Ik University in Seoul. Traversing the United States, Sunkoo Yuh has been an artist-in-residence and led workshops at various colleges and universities, including California State University, Long Beach, and New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred. Currently he is an associate professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

Choong Mock Yoo Zipper IV, glass and metal, 10" x 5.5"x 4.5"
Hong Sung Hwan, Vase, glass

Kuho Han, Green Vase, Blown Glass
Sang-Min Lee,
Wave of Imagination, plate glass, 15.75" x 11"

Jae Sik Kim, Killing two birds with one stone Laminated, engraved, and lamp worked glass, 13.75" x 13.75"
Jong Pil Pyun, Sea Image I, Blown Cut and Etched Glass, 34" x 10.5" x 10.5"

Global Art Venue

hot sculpted and cut glass with colored adhesive 2005, 7"h x 13"w x 7"d

Jiyong Lee
earned his MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, in 2001, and he taught four years at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Visiting Assistant Professor since 2001. Lee was born and raised in Korea where he received a BFA in Ceramics Design from Hong-ik University. In 2005, he received the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. He also received the Saxe Award in 2004 for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant from Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. He was selected in the New Glass Review 24 and selected in several international competitions.

Embryo Segmentation14 x 4.5 x 7" Cast glass

“Cell Segmentation 3" 7"dia x 4" Cast glass

Stephanie Jae-Eun Baik Wins Schuetz Design Competition

Stephanie Jae-Eun Baik, G.G., took top honors at the 28th annual George A. Schuetz Design Competition with her suite of tie tacks and matching cufflinks. The international competition is dedicated to men's jewelry design.

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