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Sam Chung

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1992 BA Studio Art, Ceramics Concentration, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

1997 MFA Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                                                                            

1998 Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Snowmass Village, Colorado

2004 Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2005 Artist in Residence, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

2008 Artist in Residence, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

2009 Artist in Residence, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2013 Artist in Residence, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

2014 Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2014 Artist in Residence, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1998-2007 Associate Professor of Art and Design - Ceramics, Northern Michigan University, Department of Art & Design, Marquette, Michigan

2007—Associate Professor of Ceramics, Herberger Institute or Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

 

Sam Chung is known for creating functional and vessel-based ceramics. Works often begin on either the potter's wheel or using slabs which are then cut, manipulated, reassembled and decorated. He often throws more than one form to use in completing a singular object. Hand building techniques are employed in addition to thrown elements.

Chung's artistic motivation stems from the context of opposing limitations. The deep history and forms of the Koryo Dynasty ceramics in Korea and the Song Dynasty works in China as well as travel inform his vessel work.

Many of Chung's pieces evolve from historical forms.  Once the initial form is created, thrown or hand built pieces are added to reinvent the historical pot. Working primarily with porcelain, works often feature a white ground with black or red underglaze graphic line work which compliments the linear form of the object. These addition of black or red lines allow the work to take on the gestalt of clouds.  Signature forms include horizontal vases, vessel groupings, and teapots.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

Shepparton Art Gallery, La Trobe University, Shepparton, Australia

Sky Harbor International Airport, Ceramics Collection. Phoenix, Arizona

University of Arkansas, Fulbright Ceramics Collection, Fayetteville, Arkansas

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2007.

Carter, Ben. Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, 2016.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI:Krause Publications, 2001.

Hopper, Robin. Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2004.

Peterson, Susan. Contemporary Ceramics. New York, NY:Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. Porcelain: Major Works by Leading Ceramists. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2008. 

 

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Source: http://www.samchungceramics.com/

Website(s):

www.samchungceramics.com

Artist's Studio: Sam Chung Ceramics

 

Typical Marks
2007
2014
Ewer
Date: 2007
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Gilding, Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Bottle
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Clay Art Center, "Lineage: the Art of Mentorship," Sept. 2014, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Clay Art Center, "Lineage: the Art of Mentorship," Sept. 2014, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Cream and Sugar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Mug
Form: Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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rosenfieldcollection.com
Pitcher
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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rosenfieldcollection.com
Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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rosenfieldcollection.com
Serving Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 10, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/chung