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Heesook Ko

  • Ceramicist
  • Yeoju-gun, South Korea
  • Master Artisan
Heesook Ko Ceramicist
Contact
Korean, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+82 7041186380
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Shades of white

  • • Heesook's entire family are artisans
  • • She uses the complicated double-wall moulding process
  • • She feels white radiates the elegant beauty of porcelain

Heesook Ko studied ceramics and won major prizes in competitions with her slip casting technique. She typically forms the basic shape using plaster mould casting and then adds her own unique touch with a spinning wheel. This is the artist’s own method of adding a sense of being finite and unique to casting work that can be reproduced endlessly. Along with partial glazing, the formative characteristic she has maintained from the beginning is the complex double-wall moulding process which was added to her repertoire as a signature design to maintain the artisan’s originality.

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Works

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White line drinking set

This ceramic drinking set is made of white porcelain. The bottle and cone top were slip casted and attached to a plaster frame. It features a very light green colour lightened during firing.

Height 18 cm
Diameter 6.5 cm

Photo: © Ko Heesook
Untitled white plate

These slip cast white plates are made of white porcelain. They come with centres of different sizes, created by removing the clay in circular motion. The clear blue inner glaze contrasts with the matt porcelain.

Height 3.4 cm
Diameter 22.5 cm

Photo: © Ko Heesook
White line vase

This white porcelain vessel comprises vases of three sizes overlapping to form a single object. It has a cylindrical shape with a double-walled structure, leaving a hand wheel line on the upper surface where the inner and outer sides are joined.

Height 12.5 cm
Diameter 28.5 cm
Height 10.2 cm
Diameter 17.8 cm
Height 8.3 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Photo: © Ko Heesook
White line drinking set

This porcelain liquor bottle set was made by attaching a conical-shaped upper part to a slim cylindrical body that can be held with one hand. If you put alcohol into the hole above, it comes out of the small hole on the side.

Height 18 cm
Diameter 6.5 cm
Height 6.5 cm
Diameter 4.3 cm

Photo: © Ko Heesook
White line semi spherical vase

This bowl-shaped sculpture has a closed top, they all have slightly different slopes. The handprints of the spinning wheel are clear and hallowed with a small hole. The sculpture was embellished by polishing.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 12 cm

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