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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shin, Sang-ho, born 1947 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with slip decorationn and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 13, shelf 1

Ceramics are perhaps the most prized element of Korea’s artistic output and Shin Sang-ho is one of many modern Korean potters for whom their nation’s rich ceramic heritage is a fertile bed of inspiration. Well known for his technical and stylistic eclecticism, Shin here works in the punch’ong technique of slip decoration that developed in Korea in the 15th and 16th centuries. After throwing the sculpture, Shin has applied white slip (clay mixed with water) by knife, stamping and inlay. He has then applied the greenish–grey glaze characteristic of punch’ong ware.

Physical description

Figure of stoneware. Slip decoration is applied to the surface by knife, stamping and inlay. Along the neck are several scored lines. The glaze has a pinkish tinge.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


ca. 1992 (made)


Shin, Sang-ho, born 1947 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with slip decorationn and glazed


Height: 42 cm, Width: 27 cm, Depth: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Sculpture of an animal's head, Shin Sang-ho, Korea, ca. 1992.

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

McKillop, Beth. "Some potters working in Korea today" in Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, London, Vol 57, 1993, p. 65. fig. 8.


Stoneware; Slip




Ceramics; Sculpture; Stoneware; Studio Pottery


East Asia Collection

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