Suk Keun Kang

WhereKangwŏn, South Korea
WhatHand-carved wood bowls and Ottchil lacquer
To inform his craf... To inform his craft, Suk Keun Kang references the lush landscapes of his rural homeland in Kangwŏn, Korea. He champions the eco-friendly Ottchil technique, applying approximately 30 coats of naturally heated lacquer – derived from the sap of rhus trees – to meticulously hand-carved shapes, resulting in tableware that’s both beautiful and durable. Everything to leave his workshop is designed, manipulated and glazed by hand, reflecting his soulful connection to not just his culture, but also Korea’s agricultural heritage. To inform his craft, Suk Keun Kang references the lush landscapes of his rural homeland in Kangwŏn, Korea. He champions the eco-friendly Ottchil technique, applying approximately 30 coats of naturally heated lacquer – derived from the sap of rhus trees To inform his craft, Suk Keun Kang references the lush landscapes of his rural homeland in Kangwŏn, Korea. He champions the eco-friendly Ottchil technique, applying approximately 30 coats of naturally heated lacquer – derived from the sap of rhus trees – to meticulously hand-carved shapes, resulting in tableware that’s both beautiful and durable. Everything to leave his workshop is designed, manipulated and glazed by hand, reflecting his soulful connection to not just his culture, but also Korea’s agricultural heritage.

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Suk Keun Kang

To inform his craft, Suk Keun Kang references the lush landscapes of his rural homeland in Kangwŏn, Korea. He champions the eco-friendly Ottchil technique, applying approximately 30 coats of naturally heated lacquer – derived from the sap of rhus trees – to meticulously hand-carved shapes, resulting in tableware that’s both beautiful and durable. Everything to leave his workshop is designed, manipulated and glazed by hand, reflecting his soulful connection to not just his culture, but also Korea’s agricultural heritage.