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Long-Necked Bottle

Lee In-chin (Korean, born 1957)

Date:
2008
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
White-bodied stoneware with black glaze
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); D. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Diam. of rim: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. of base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
William R. Appleby Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.297
Rights and Reproduction:
© Lee In-chin
  • Description

    The contemporary Korean potter Lee In-chin (b. 1957) created these two exquisite ceramic vessels (2009.296 and 2009.297) in July 2008, during a monthlong stay at Alfred University, New York, which is renowned for its ceramics school. Using local clay, glaze, and a wood-burning kiln, the artist created thoroughly modern interpretations of a traditional Korean art form: long-necked celadon bottles from the Goryeo period (918–1392). In the process, Lee, who was previously best known for his works inspired by Japanese Bizen ware, has come to exemplify a phenomenon both utterly contemporary and as old as time—the border-crossing hybrid.

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