The Evolution of the Moon Jar in Korean Ceramics

Since the emergence of contemporary Korean ceramics, the ‘inheritance of tradition’ has become an overarching subject constantly discussed by Korean ceramists. In particular, the adopted ‘moon jar’ in Korean art seeks to minimize insincere traces by reviving natural beauty, and has become a symbol of the rejection of artificiality. Many art historians, art critics and artists have no hesitation in describing the moon jar as the paragon of Korean ceramics.