For the total work required to make a single cup, it must pass through 72 hands, and only then can it become a vessel.
72 Hands is an effort to document all types of ceramics techniques. The video style is very simple- a single take of each technique focusing on the artisan’s hands. Each video is accompanied by an article with a description of the technique and photos. Videos are shot in high-resolution 4K Ultra-HD resolution which gives a clear view of the technique.
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“From, In, to Jingdezhen; Eight Experiences”, an exhibition organized by Jae Won Lee, brought together a mix of artists who make work in Jingdezhen.
For this exhibition I refined the porcelain slipware that I began last year, exploring new designs with brushed slip. I also began a documentary project, 72 Hands (72hands.org), in which I am recording traditional craft techniques in high-definition video.