The simplest form of utilitarian pottery, Ong-gi ware descends from the earliest forms of glazed earthenware. These vessels, employed for cooking and storage in every class of household, are closest to nature, continuing in unbroken tradition while our life grew more varied. The vessels vary in form according to their various functions, and serve many vital functions.

There is a sense in which we feel the Ong-gi ware to be breathing and alive. The pots are large, round and generous, turned on large wheels. The classic Korean storage jar, the "Hangari", has been produced for more than five-thousand years and continues to call humanity back to natural simplicity.


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