Abbreviated Vita

Ceramics Background:

Studied  Under:

1956-1960 & 1965-1968  Kenneth Beittel, author:  Zen and the Art of Pottery

1963  Hamada Shoji,  Japanese Intangible Cultural Treasure, stoneware

1965  Manji Inouie,  Japanese Intangible Cultural Treasure, porcelain

1978-1979  Worked in the studio of Lee Jun Hee, Icheon, South Korea


More than twenty ceramic research trips to Korea, five research trips to Japan, Ceramic research also includes Native American Pueblos and North Carolina and Georgia folk potters.  

Selected Collections:

USA: Crocker Art Museum - Swidler Collection,  Jon Carter Covell Collection, Toshi Shimoura Collection, Tatsuo Takai Collection, Bunting Collection, in addition to several universities and many private collections.

Korea: Ewah Woman’s University, Cho Chung Hyun Collection, Julia Lee Collection, Mokpo Museum of Art Collection, Gangjin Museum International Artists Collection, Choi Hong Soo Collection and other private collections

Japan: Hamada, Shoji Collection; Hamada, Shinsaku collection, Toyota City Municipal Collection and private collections

Canada: Toronto Public Schools Collection and private collection

China: Xu Jian Ping Collection and other private collection

International: Private collections in many countries.


Two Ways of Being with Clay (with Cho Chung Hyun) Korea

US Consulate Video 1979


The Yin and Yang of Korean Ceramics, Korean Journal 1979

The Faithful Journey Continues, Korean Culture Vol. 23 No.4 Winter 2002

Selected Exhibitions:

           (From 16 Solo, 9 Two Person and 43 Group Exhibits)

1957 Solo Exhibit Penn State University, Altoona, PA -- first exhibit.

1963 Students of Hamada Shoji Exhibit San Jose State University, CA

1979 Two Ways of Being with Clay a joint exhibit with internationally

           known Korean ceramic artist Cho Chung Hyun Seoul, South Korea

1980 Solo Exhibit Korean Roots, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1990 Korean Roots in American Clay curated and participated in the exhibit

           with other ceramic artists of Korean ancestry living in America.

           Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1998 Friendship in Clay featuring American and Korean Ceramic Artists at

          Towson Univ. MD and at the Korean Cultural Center NY, NY.

2000 Mokpo Pre-Exposition International Ceramic Invitational Exhibition,

           Mokpo, South Korea

2006 “World Ceramic Artist’s Exhibit”, Gallery 31 Seoul, South Korea

2006, 2007 “Future with Clay”, Korean Wood Fire Association Exhibit,

            Invited International Guest Artist, Gyeongju, South Korea

2007   SOFA NY Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Selected Artist

2007- 2009 International Invited Artist, Gangjin Celadon Festival Gangjin,

            South Korea

2006 - 2009 USA Representative, Mungyeong Tea bowl Festival,

            Mungyeong Potter’s Village, South Korea.

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Arthur K. J. Park is the USA Representative for the International Mungyeong TeaBowl Festival