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Chung Hae-Cho

(Korean b.1945)

Chung Hae-Cho lives and works in South Korean, and studied Lacquer craft at Hongik University. His works combine this traditional craft with modern forms, exploring the in depth skill of this art to push the boundaries of the material. He uses hemp and lacquer as his primary medium, and using the 'ott-chil' technique in which objects are made or varnished with lacquer which is filtered, refined, and obtained with the sap from lacquer trees, native to Korea, China, Japan, and the Southeast Asian region.

He was a Loewe Craft Prize finalist in 2018, and his works are held by The Metropolitan Museum and British Museum. 


A black lacquer vessel made by Chung Hae-Cho in 2014



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