Suck-Woo Park (Suku Park) was born in 1947. His delicate plaques and vessel forms produced earlier in his career had a rare lyricism, with their sensitive markings of leaves and birds and layered, complex surfaces that showed a very sensitive response to the forms, textures, and imprints of the natural environment. His searching, touchingly humble use of clay and motifs had a particularly fragile quality, suggesting the transience as well as permanence of the natural order.
Park studied in Seoul and Stockholm before establishing his studio in Posio, Finland in the early 1980s, where after a long interval he is again living and working. His crisply executed table porcelain has a translucent sensitivity to light, its forms and colours controlled and precise. It has an austerity that recalls the purity of early Chinese pots, and from more recent history the personality and invention of Bauhaus form and craftsmanship.