Sustainable alternative for glazing
by Korean designer Yoon Seok Hyeon in the Princessehof
This autumn, the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden presents a design exhibition with work by Yoon Seok-Hyeon (South Korea, 1992). Glazed ceramics are generally not recyclable and usually end up in landfills. In his search for a sustainable alternative to toxic glazing, Yoon Seok-Hyeon came across an ancient technique from his native country, ‘Ott’. The wood resin from the lacquer tree is traditionally used in Korea to lacquer wooden utensils. Yoon applies the technique (also called ‘Ottchil’) to ceramics. His Ottchil lacquered bowls, vases and dishes can be seen in his solo exhibition in the Princessehof, which also provides the visitor with an insight into his working process.