Young Sook Park


Acclaimed ceramic artist Young Sook Park was raised in Kyongju, once the capital of the Shilla Kingdom. This fabled artistic enclave informed and inspired her dedication to mastering the art of traditional Korean pottery-making.

Renowned world wide for her technical abilities, versatility and precision, Park is recognized for her dedication to capturing the long-lost artistic traditions of the Joseon Dynasty (c. 1300- 1900ad).

Established in 1979, the YSP kiln and studio provided the tools and environment necessary for Ms. park to perfect her methods and distinctive style.  Through constant, and intensive experimenting with material, form, scale and firing technique, Ms. Park blends traditional ways of making, and a contemporary sensibility. In doing so, Young Sook Park ceramics have realized a renaissance for the art of Korean clay making.

Permanent Collections

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
British Museum of Art
Korean National Folklore Museum, Seoul, Korea
Musée Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belguim
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Canadian Government House, Ottawa, Canada 
Korean Consulate, New York, NY
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. 

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