HyangJong Oh, born in Korea in 1964, is a ceramic artist renowned for his masterful Onggi creations—a traditional type of Korean ceramics, and his notable large vessels, which are a testament to his skill. He earned his Master’s degree in Pottery Arts from Dankook University. Since 1995, HyangJong taught Design and Pottery at various institutions, including Honam University and the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage.
HyangJong has been a regular invited artist at numerous international festivals. These include Argilla Italia in Italy, the British Ceramics Biennial in the United Kingdom, the Sasama International Ceramic Art Festival in Japan, the Ringebu Art Center in Norway, the International Ceramics Festival in Wales, the Clunes Ceramic Award in Australia, and several others.
Currently, HyangJong is immersed in his craft at a pottery-making factory in Mokpo, Korea. Additionally, he runs a pottery workshop in Jeju City, where he teaches Onggi-making techniques, a hallmark of Korean traditional ceramics, to enthusiasts from all corners of the world.