These Korean porcelain figurines are created by a husband and wife team in the forests of Jeju island. Each creation is taken from their imagination, telling stories composed of one or two characters with beautiful execution and craftsmanship. They toe the line between reality and fantasy, reminiscent of antique porcelain dolls but with a slightly contemporary touch. The process of making each figurine takes over a month, from initial sketch to final product and requires significant expertise in porcelain making, as well as attention to detail in the painterly style and creative tales they tell.
Item details: Raised and facing forward a pair of hands extend, hovering between offering a greeting or asking for a gift. Covering the delicate surface of the skin are small cuts, where scarlet read brush strokes slice the porcelain surface. This small act of violence contrasts with the overall beauty of the work.
Measurements: H : 3" W : 2"