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Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature, its knots, cracks and auburn coloration. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.

Korean Zelkova White Moon Jar

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Artist: Kim Min Wook
Korean Zelkova
Dimensions: 
6.5 opening x 9 W x 8.5H

Moon jars have been an integral part of Korean life and art since the 18th century. They were created to celebrate the beauty of the full moon and initially used for flowers or wine. Kim Min Wook’s Korean Zelkova moon jar mirrors a full white moon, with all its craters. On Kim Min Wook’s moon jar, you see the wood’s knots displayed on the most bulbous part of the vase – the artist’s deliberate choice to highlight nature's beauty, its cracks and coloration. In the final product, you see beauty, but this beauty is the yield of extraordinary output. An heirloom to be passed down for generations. 1 of 1.

Care: This moon jar has not been treated for water. Please do not put water in the jar. Dust when needed. This piece has intentional color variation and cracks. Extremely fragile, please lift from below. 
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The final product is beautiful, but the process is sweat and work and ultimately, in incredibly amount of effort.

Kim Min Wook has always had a fascination with making things beautiful, and feels that it’s in his DNA. The artist gravitated towards woodworking and has always had an affinity for trees. They are the longest living and tallest living thing on the planet, afterall. While some people like the feel dirt in their hands, and others like water, Kim liked the feel of wood. After taking a woodworking class with 20 other students, Kim was only one of only three students to become a woodworker. It was in this class he realized he was different. While most people think about how they can transform wood to make something for themselves, Kim always tried to revive the innate beauty of the tree. Kim says, “Even if my talent is lacking, wood is so beautiful it makes up for where I lack. It fixes me in places, and compensates for my shortcomings. I follow where the wood takes me, I leave my own ambition at the door.” Kim Min Wook’s works are extraordinarily light in comparison to the huge log that he starts with and oftentimes, a block of wood can go from 80 pounds to 1 pound (he works with his father to carry these large pieces of lumber). Stripping away that much wood takes an enormous amount of work. The final product is beautiful, but the process is sweat and labor and ultimately, an incredibly amount of effort.

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