Yoonjee Kwak is an artist and educator from South Korea. She was recently a resident artist at Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA, after a two-year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. Her works have been shown in exhibitions in Korea, Turkey, Italy, and throughout the US. She earned her MFA in ceramics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and her BFA in ceramics and glass at Hong-Ik University in Seoul. She was a recipient of the James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award for emerging artists as well as the Emerging Artist Award in Ceramics Monthly magazine. She currently teaches ceramics at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT.
Yoonjee's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 24 - Aug 4, 2023
Patterned Moments: Making Sculptural Vessels
This course focuses on artist Yoonjee Kwak’s unique handbuilding technique in which clay coils and bits are accumulated outward and upward, in a technique similar to fiber weaving but in clay. Demonstrations cover a range of sculptural vessels from functional cups to larger moon jars. Over the course of two weeks, participants investigate the beauty of progressive, meditative growth of building one coil at a time.