Huh Sang-Wook

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Huh Sang-Wook (b. 1970) is a ceramic artist based in Seoul, South Korea. He mainly practices Buncheong, a unique type of Korean ceramics, and is known for the animated motifs and the bakji sgraffito technique that has been central to his work. Huh uses the expressive technique of traditional Buncheong to create contemporary ceramics. The method of including surface design and applying the Buncheong technique is the most important aspect of his work. Buncheong refers to dark stoneware covered with white slip and a clear glaze. His process uses traces of the past to create new interpretations. The distinctive style of Huh’s Buncheong has been favored by ceramic amateurs both domestically and internationally.

 

Huh's work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and  biennales including World Ceramic Biennale Korea and Cheongju Craft Biennale and is housed by Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Museum in New Delhi, Musée Ariana in Geneva, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum among others. He is also one of the finalists of the Loewe Craft Foundation Prize 2022.

Selected Works

Huh Sang-Wook, Flowers and Birds (Flat Bottle 1), 2017, Buncheong ceramic, 19.5 x 13 x 23 cm

 

​Huh Sang-Wook

 

Flowers and Birds (Flat Bottle 1), 2017

Buncheong ceramic

19.5 x 13 x 23 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Animal 1 (Buncheong Bottle with Sgraffito Bird and Flower), 2021, Buncheong ceramic, 26 x 12 x 20 cm

 

​Huh Sang-Wook 

Animal 1 (Buncheong Bottle with Sgraffito Bird and Flower), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

26 x 12 x 20 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 1), 2021  Buncheong ceramic, 18 x 14 x 17 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 1), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

18 x 14 x 17 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 4), 2021, Buncheong ceramic, 21 x 18 x 22 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

Huh Sang-Wook

Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 4), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

21 x 18 x 22 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Flowers and Birds (Flat Bottle 2), 2017, Buncheong ceramic, 19 x 16.3 x 23 cm

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

Flowers and Birds (Flat Bottle 2), 2017

Buncheong ceramic

19 x 16.3 x 23 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Animal 2 (Buncheong Bottle with Sgraffito Bird and Flower), 2021, Buncheong ceramic

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Animal 2 (Buncheong Bottle with Sgraffito Bird and Flower), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

23 x 13 x 17 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 2), 2021, Buncheong ceramic, 23.5 x 21.4 x 23 cm  ​  ​

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 2), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

23.5 x 21.4 x 23 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Cloud 1 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021, Buncheong Ceramic

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Cloud 1 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

29 x 7 x 33.5 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Flowers and Birds (Stone Vase), 2021, Buncheong ceramic, 22 x 14 x 23 cm​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

Flowers and Birds (Stone Vase), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

22 x 14 x 23 cm

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Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Animal 3 (Buncheong Bottle with Sgraffito Bird and Flower), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

22 x 13 x 21.5 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 3), 2021, Buncheong ceramic, 21 x 19 x 22 cm

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Buncheong Tiger (Stone Vase 3), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

21 x 19 x 22 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Cloud 2 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021, Buncheong Ceramic, 29.5 x 8.5 x 32.5 cm

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Cloud 2 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

29.5 x 8.5 x 32.5 cm

Huh Sang-Wook, Cloud 3 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021, Buncheong Ceramic

 

Huh Sang-Wook 

 

Cloud 3 (Buncheong Flat Bottle with White Slip), 2021

Buncheong ceramic

27 x 8 x 32.5 cm