Materials: Stoneware clay with matte white frost glaze
Care: Watertight, wipe dry after use
The traditional moon jar 달항아리 (dalhang-ali) is recognised for its elegant form and colour echoing that of the moon, often appearing as if levitating with their seemingly illogically weighted structure and base and rim measuring equal in height. Papworth reinterprets the iconic form here, with an understated jar exhibiting a purity of form exemplary of the artist’s wider practice. With a luminosity and soft shimmer emanating from its off-white ‘frost’ glaze, this moon jar is understated beauty at its finest.
About the Artist:
Will Papworth (b.1996, Somerset, England) is a ceramicist and photographer, currently working in East Sussex. Papworth received his First-Class BA in Fine Art at Kingston School of Art in 2019. His final year studies saw him sit for the first time at a potter’s wheel and he has been captivated by clay ever since. Following graduation, Papworth built himself a simple working studio in his garden, where he makes his ceramics. His work is entirely self-taught, and here he spends his time practising, researching and learning more about his craft. Most of the artist’s work is hand-thrown, creating stoneware, earthenware and porcelain ceramics encompassing both functional tableware and works of art.