cut-sided Korean Honey Jars were a source of inspiration to Bernard
Leach and Shoji Hamada. Leach
& Hamada first saw them when traveling together around Korea
in the 1940's. Many potters have examples in their personal collections
and these humble jars continue to be a source of inspiration to
many contemporary potters.
Stoneware with a ame type glaze
G.M. Gompertz, "Korean Pottery & Porcelain of the Yi Period,
Faber & Faber
as "seokganju" or "oja" in Korean they are also
widely admired in Japan where they are known as "ame-yu"
or "ame-glazed" - "ame" being a sweet stuffing
resembling molasses which was used medicinally; hence the Japanese
description "ame-gusuri" or "ame-medicine",
which is also employed for this type of ware.