i’m jealous of yee sookyung

Shattered ceramics patched back together with gold? Oh yes, please! This series, by Seoul based artist Yee Sookyung, is titled ”Translated Vase”. The final pieces are absolutely stunning {I saw some of them in Vancouver a few years ago}, but her process is just as fascinating:

“I took ceramic trash from a ceramic master who reproduces old Korean ceramics such as Joseon Baekja or Celadon.

After baking in a kiln by using the old method, ceramic masters break almost 70 percent of the porcelains that don’t reach up to their standards of masterpieces.

I put the broken bits and pieces of ceramic trash together one by one as if I’m putting together a jigsaw puzzle. And I cover the seams with 24 karat gold leaf. The result was uncanny and bumpy objects. Each broken piece operates as a self forming into an infinite proliferation toward as unexpected fabrication–fictitious loquacity and stuttering discards from standard conventional masterpieces.”




Amazing.






comments (2)

  1. Alisha /// 10.03.2013 /// 9:52pm

    Fascinating! Reminds me of this show I saw in Toronto a few years ago: http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/exhibitions/breaking-boundaries

  2. the jealous curator /// 10.04.2013 /// 6:52am

    oh yeah! i can totally see that : )