Se Oh’s Moon Jars Available for a Limited Time on Phillips’ Dropshop

Handcrafted Porcelain Vessels Reflecting the Artist’s Personal Touch and Symbolizing the Cycle of Life

Moon Jars
© Studio Se Oh

Phillips’ May Dropshop release has dropped, featuring exclusive Moon Jars by Korean-American artist Se Oh. This carefully curated collection is available for purchase via dropshop.phillips.com for a limited time. The release coincides with the conclusion of Oh’s solo exhibition at Stroll Garden in Los Angeles, where over sixty distinct porcelain sculptures were displayed in an immersive setting designed by the artist.

Se Oh’s Moon Jars, available as a set of three or individually, are handcrafted in the artist’s studio, ensuring that each piece is unique. Priced at $1,875 for a single jar or $5,150 for a set of three, which includes a custom wooden box, these vessels encapsulate Oh’s meticulous craftsmanship and profound artistic vision.

Se Oh said, “The Moon Jar represents simplicity, humility, modesty, purity. These three small moon-jar-inspired vessels represent the cycle of life. These works, rendered in raw, high-fire porcelain evolve as the lip of each vessel unfolds like a flower. Each Moon Jar is made from a bone-white porcelain clay, with forms rendered to mimic the brevity of life, while at the same time, showcasing a resilience vitrified by fire, becoming an object that will last for thousands of years. These works will serve as witness to the many simplistic cycles of life that are yet to come.”

Moon Jars
© Studio Se Oh

Oh’s journey as an artist is deeply personal and reflective. Adopted at 9 months old and raised in America’s Deep South, their works often explore themes of resilience and existing in liminal spaces. This influence is evident in the Moon Jars, where the bone-white porcelain clay and delicate forms evoke both the fragility and endurance of life.

Se Oh’s art has been featured in renowned publications such as Surface Magazine, Architectural Digest, and American Vogue. With solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles and participation in numerous group shows, Oh’s work has gained significant recognition in the art world. Most recently, a retrospective of Oh’s work is on display at the Asian Cultural Center in Gwangju, Korea, marking the artist’s return to Korea for the first time since their adoption.

For collectors and enthusiasts, this release presents a rare opportunity to acquire pieces that not only represent exquisite craftsmanship but also embody a profound narrative of life, resilience, and artistic expression. Phillips’ inclusion of Se Oh’s Moon Jars in their Dropshop highlights the ongoing commitment to celebrating contemporary artists who push the boundaries of their mediums, bridging traditional craftsmanship and modern artistic dialogue.

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