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Organic Oblong Perfectly Imperfect Lipped Maple Plate (Food Safe)
Organic Oblong Perfectly Imperfect Lipped Maple Plate (Food Safe)
Organic Oblong Perfectly Imperfect Lipped Maple Plate (Food Safe)
Organic Oblong Perfectly Imperfect Lipped Maple Plate (Food Safe)
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Organic Oblong Perfectly Imperfect Lipped Maple Plate (Food Safe)

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Artist: Pak Kyoung Yoon
Maple Wood
Dimension: 10 L x 5.25 W x 0.75H

There are more stable and predictable materials to use, like fired clay, metal, glass and plastic to serve food, but there is nothing like the beauty, texture, and warmth of wood, its quietness in use, and its closeness to nature.

Artist Pak Kyoung Yoon lives a monastic lifestyle all in an effort to strip away as much as he can and live as simply as possible. His ethos is reflected in his work – minimal, exact, with nothing left to take away. The Organic Oblong Lipped Maple Plate is scratched down to its final form and finished with a natural dye and the coating is made by Korea-based Gordon Ceramic Research Institute and approved by the FDA for food use. The coating’s raw material is from sand – and harmless to the human body. The artist coats each piece 58 times. The first coat takes 24 hours to dry, the second coat takes 12, and so on and so forth, drying for 6 hours at a time and the end.


Care: Hand wash only. Please dry after each wash with a soft cloth. It is safe for tableware that touches food and water-resistant, but cannot hold water.

Namu Home Goods maple Wood Plate Wabi Sabi

My work is just a small fragment of that ordinary routine.

Pak Kyoung Yoon lives a near monastic life. He has a regimented routine and works within the same small boundaries every day: The artist wakes up at 2 am – before the grass bugs – and spends his days digging and scratching at wood. He eats three meals a day. There is value in repetition and this repetition is what holds him – and his entire life – together. He is content in his small life – in fact, he believes the whole universe can exist in a bowl or plate. Park started woodworking while living in a rural Polish town – a practice that helped him endure some of his darkest moments. The artist made himself a guitar using a small chisel, a saw, and a hand plane – and the single note that rung out in the empty silence solidified his future work. The artist pursues an egoless existence. He writes: “I am constantly working to abandon myself. I work according to the day, without a sketch, and am led by the weather and my mental state. What remains of my work is my daily diary. I don't make anything. I’m just living a normal life. Like eating and sleeping, but not thinking about sleeping or eating itself. The beauty of the material of the tree lies in living and breathing. But the important thing is not to be alive, but to die, to self-destruct in nature. The repetition of digging and digging and erasing traces does not produce meaning or thoughts, but erases them. There is truth in constant repetition, daily repetition. It's just that I live from day to day by day. My work is just a small fragment of that ordinary routine.”

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