|ARTIST||Park Yeon Tae, Gaeunyo
|STORY BEHIND THE CERAMIC
Park Yeon Tae, known as Gaeunyo, is one of the leading contemporary masters of Korean pottery. His art is deeply rooted in tradition and supported by his academic artistic education.
His exclusively wood-fired pottery expresses his endeavour to convey the core of traditional Korean tea culture to contemporary tea connoisseurs.
Devoted mostly to the Buncheong style of Korean pottery, he expresses the nature-bond and harmonious spirit of Korean tea culture.
The Standing Crane is a popular motiff in traditional Korean tea pottery and can be found being recreated by numerous artists. It represents the pursuit of expressing Nature's pure and untouched forms together with the auspiciousness represented by a crane. The entire vessel is a referrence to the animal, starting from the bottom, which represents the foot, going through the body and ending at the fine rim, which resembles the bird's long and graceful neck.