Moon Jars

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I really couldn’t pick a favourite out of these beautiful ‘Moon Jars’ created by Welsh potter Adam Buick.

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Moon Jars are a Korean form from the Choson Dynasty [1392-1910] originally made from plain white porcelain. At the time they represented the epitome of austere Confucian taste.

Adam was inspired to use this form after seeing one that Bernard Leach had brought back from Seoul. Leach and his contemporaries in Japan admired it for its lack of self- consciousness, and the beauty of its slight imperfections. Adam was also struck by these qualities, its serenity and simplicity  into which he incorporated selected sources of local materials such as clays, rocks and seaweeds.

I’ve always felt that being surrounded by pottery and its earthy qualities are akin to a type of therapy. I think Adam’s moon jars, their globe shape and subtle colours would be infinitely calming.

Adam’s Moon Jars come in miniature 8.5cm high and large approximately 34cm high, but can be commissioned to suit. Contact Adam directly. Or visit his studio at Llanferan on the north coast of the St.Davids peninsula in Wales.

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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

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