Sunkoo Yuh Visiting Artist Demonstration

ceramic sculpture by Sunkoo Yuh of a group of human and canine figures rising from one pedestal. one is clutching a flower and another figure has their hand raised to their ear.Thursday, September 29, 2022

10am – 4pm

In this one-day workshop, Sunkoo Yuh will make a three-dimensional porcelain sculpture that contains tight groupings of various forms that are made from small press molds. Yuh's work is informed by personal and intimate experiences in his everyday life. He records these impressions as unrehearsed yet intricate ink and brush works. He will demonstrate his unique way of transforming his intuitively and spontaneously made pressed forms into three-dimensional sculptures. Participants will learn about press mold techniques and how to make complicated sculptural forms using these press molds. He will also demonstrate how to apply and enhance underglazes on translucent porcelain surfaces. Yuh will discuss his own methods of constructing, loading, firing, glazing, and installing large-scale architectural sculptures.


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free for Harvard College Undergraduates; $65 for adult community and Harvard Graduate students enrolled in a Fall 2022 course at the Ceramics Program; $75 for those not enrolled in a Fall 2022 course.


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Sunkoo Yuh was born in 1960 in South Korea, where he received his BFA from Hong Ik University. He immigrated to the U.S. IN 1988 to obtain his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, NY and currently resides in Athens GA, where he is a professor of art at the University of Georgia. Yuh's ceramic sculptures are composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist, Christian, and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. Yuh's current focus is on architectural-scale sculptures and pushing his medium to its limits of size.

portrait of Sunkoo Yuh and his sculptures