Sam Chung - Cloud Moon Teapot, Contemporary Ceramic Porcelain Sculpture.
Signed on the base.
Measures about 7" tall.
Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.
About his cloud vessels, Chung states: “A consistent point of departure for my work has been the ceramic vessel and playing with the balance between form, function and design. I am interested in the way that pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional/tactile concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.”
Selected Public Collections
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center,
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon World
Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center,
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Shepparton Art Gallery - La Trobe University. Shepparton,
Sky Harbor International Airport, Ceramics Collection,
University of Arkansas Fullbright Ceramics Collection,
New Orleans Museum of Art (pending), New Orleans, LA