Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sel Young Jin's Zen Tea Pots: Same Form, Different Finish

If this pot looks familiar it should. It is identical in form to a pot posted a few days ago. As you can see, this particular form is a signature of Sel Young Jin.

In the tradition of Korean pottery, the same form is replicated tirelessly until one reaches a meditative state. Potters create hundreds even thousands of similar works.

Only when the conceptual mind is transcended will the best works be produced. Master Sel Young Jin is one of the purest meditative ceramicists. It truly shows in the spirit of his art.

The beautiful pot stand is the work of a very innovative Korean potter, Kim Kyoung Soo.

One particularly enjoys how his rugged stand complements the look of the very glossy pot resting atop.


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