Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Rounder Shaped Tea Jar By Kim Kyong Soo

This is a more typical shape for a Korean tea jar. It is more rounded, soft, and subtle than the cube jar. This gritty, oxidized finish is a signature of Kim Kyoung Soo works.



autosloth said...


I'm delighted to find your site. I was looking for Shin Hyun-Chul ceramics on the Web and your entries about his teaware were the only results. (In the past, there were no results.) I lived in Korea for three years, where I learned to make tea Korean style and gong-fu style. I have a Shin Hyun-Chul brazier and tea cups, but have since wished I would have gotten one of his tea pots. Would you be willing to share the names of the shops or galleries where you saw Shin Hyun-Chul's teaware? In any case, I'd love to chat with you about your experiences and what you learned about gong-fu cha in Korea, as I don't know anyone else who has practiced there. I love the wabi-sabi of Korean pottery and the warmth it brings to the tea setting. Where I live now, Seattle, it's almost impossible to find Korean pottery, much less Korean teaware -- or a hyochoobak!


Robert said...

I love your blog. I thought you might like this link:

They are a new Tea Store and they are Giving away free tea.

Geoffrey Kutnick said...


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Matt said...


It is rare to find someone in North America who practices tea in the Korean style. One can sincerely detect your love for Korean tea culture in your words.

Shin Hyun Churl's teawear has a certain elegance about it. One is sure that your brazer has a lotus flower motif which is articulated on the knob of the lid. His style is much softer than the pieces one uses for tea. Very pretty though.

One saw most of his work at a gallery/ teaware shop in Daegu called 'Chun Beak Won'. This is a link to the webpage:

Someday one would also love to have tea with you in the Korean style.


Thanks for pointing readers toward this opportunity for some free tea.


Don't pay any attention to promotionals.


autosloth said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks much for the link. It's great to browse the site and see the pieces online. I also like the work of Kim Kyoung-Soo. I hadn't seen his pottery until I'd read your entries here.

It'd be fun to drink tea and to chat about tea in Korea. You are welcome to e-mail me at:
stranger [a] drizzle [dot] com.