Yoonjee Kwak

Yoonjee Kwak makes sculptural vessels to represent human beings as iconic symbols from the Korean
culture. In Korea, when people talk about someone’s personality, they often use “vessel” as a metaphor
of one’s spirit of tolerance. Yoonjee’s interactive conversation with the clay is vital to her process — she
slowly builds up clay coils from the bottom, allowing her hand marks to remain on the surface. Through
this process of building, memories of patience and time come into her pieces and she is able to create a
meaningful record of her practice.

​Originally from South Korea, Yoonjee Kwak just finished the two-year long-term artist residency at the
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena MT. Her works has been shown in a variety of national
and international exhibitions including Korea, Turkey, Italy etc. as well as many states in the USA.
Yoonjee earned her MFA in ceramics at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of
Technology (RIT) in 2014 and her BFA in ceramics and glass at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea.
She was a resident artist and taught ceramics classes at RIT from 2014– 2017. In 2016, she was named an
Emerging Artist in Ceramics Monthly magazine. Kwak is currently a resident artist at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA.

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Yoonjee Kwak's Resume

Unnatural Nature series: Landscape
$4800
The Night of the Counting Stars
$3800
The Night of the Counting Stars
$2400
Rooted Vessel
$370
Rooted Vessel
$370
Rooted Vessel
$370
The Night of the Counting Stars
$3800
Soft Moon Jar
$2500
Blooming Vessel
$820
Blooming Vessel
$820
Blooming Vessel
$820
The Night of Counting Stars
$3800
Soft Bowl
$2900
Soft Moon Jar
$3200
Soft Calabash Jar
$3200
Pocket Moon Jar
$95
Pocket Moon Jar
$95
Pocket Moon Jar
$95
Petite Moon Jar
$550
Petite Moon Jar
$550
Tall Blue Dot Vessel
$450
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER
$200
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER
$200
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER
$200
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER
$200
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER
$200
Vessel of You
$480
Vessel of You
$480