Onggi Ceramic Kyusu

This traditional Kyusu (about 180ml) with wooden wing is na unique piece of art from Korean potter Kang Seung Chul . This Kyusu was burned several times until black. In doing so it also appears a natural glow on the surface with a smooth touch in hand.


Onggi Ceramic is a traditional Korean style. Kang Seung Chul from Jeju Island, makes traditional Onggi containers, but at the same time, he has a fascination for the much more delicate tea ware. His source of inspiration is classical Korean and Japanese tea ware designs, which he reproduces and then develops further by including his own ideas. He exclusively uses the local porous clay, which is not glazed and which, through the firing process, develops different colours from light brown with yellow spots to different shades of red to dark brown. 
This Kyusu was burned several times until it gets black. With wooden wing is a work of unique art and very functional at the same time.