Jongjin Park

When you first catch sight of the pieces in Artistic Stratum ceramic series, it’s almost impossible to tell that they’re ceramics at all. But the pieces were in fact made using a technique I stumbled upon while researching in the UK: by painting clay slip onto pieces of paper towel, layering them, applying pigment and then firing them at 1280 degrees, I create a mass-like trompe l’oeil. The resulting objects not only mimic the appearance of wood, they’re also strong enough to withstand typical woodworking tools which allows me to create the container-like pieces shown here.