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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roe, Kyung-jo (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, marbled, cut and unglazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case L, shelf 3

The construction of this piece employs a marbling technique mastered by Korean potters during the Koryo period (918-1392) known as yeollimun. Roe has revived this difficult technique, tempering and combining clays of different colours. His work engages with the richness of the Koryo tradition while embracing a modernist simplicity.

Physical description

Stoneware vessel, marbled and unglazed. Reddish clay, the vertical edges embellished with white and natural clay inlay, triangular cut-out at centre of each base edge, recessed base.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


2003 (made)


Roe, Kyung-jo (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, marbled, cut and unglazed


Depth: 23 cm, Height: 32 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, marbled, cut-out and unglazed stoneware, by Roe Kyung-jo, Korea, 2003

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Roe Kyung Joe: From Canvas to Ceramic. Galerie Besson, 25 April to 24 May 2007
Choi Kun, 'Beauty of Simplicity: the physical and spirtual elements of Roe Kyung-jo's contemporary ceramics', Ceramics Technical, 20:2005, pp.25-28




Firing; Trimming (cutting); Slab method


Ceramics; Stoneware

Production Type



East Asia Collection

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