Korean Masters Kim Young Soo & Shin Young Taek: Tiles, Teapots, Tea Ceremony and Raku

  • Friday, 3/30 6:30pm-9:30pm Artist presentation including slide show and demos of teapot parts and soft slab techniques. Potluck event.
  • Saturday, 3/31 9-11am Morning Demo: Shin YoungTaek
  • 11:30-12:30 Brown bag lunch or lunch off site.
  • 12:30-4:30pm Afternoon Demo: Kim Young-Soo

This 2-day workshop (Friday evening March 30 and Saturday March 31 all day) includes dynamic demonstrations and an exhibition of work by two visiting Korean potters. Sonoma Ceramics is honored to host Shin YoungTaek, Potter and Tea Master who will demonstrate his process of forming and constructing the various parts of the teapot and share his knowledge of cultural significance of Korean teapot and tea culture; and Kim Young Soo, a contemporary ceramist discovering ways to push the boundaries of the Raku process. He will demonstrate pulling an enormous clay slab without the use of a rolling pin or slab roller, as well as tape resist glazing, and Raku firing.

Suggested donation: $30

Pre-registration required. More information here.

Shin YoungTaek:
 Shin earned BFA in Ceramic Art from Taegu Technical University and a BFA and MFA from Kyung-Il University in South Korea. His work is part of the permanent collection of Zibo Ceramic Museum, Wanju Macsabal Art Center, Yixing Ceramic Museum among others. Known for his wood-fire knowledge and kiln design, he travels take him away to design and build custom wood-fire kilns, but he would rather be known as a Tea Master, the title he was awarded in 2014. Currently, Shin has been busy remodeling his new studio, DoUn Studio in Gyeongsannam-do, South Korea, presenting at symposiums and ceramics festivals in China, South Korea, and now California!

Kim Young Soo: Since earning his BFA-Ceramic Art from Won-Kwang University and MFA-Ceramic Art and Design at Kook-Min University in Korea, Kim Young Soo has presented, exhibited and received awards in numerous domestic and international exhibitions including solo and group exhibitions in Korea, China, Japan, Turkey and Ireland. Kim is currently a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, serves as the Director of Korea Contemporary Ceramic Artists and Lectures at the Kunsan National University in South Korea.