Korean dining ware brand The Moon Jar launches its range of artisanal Korean ceramics this week in Singapore through its online store, themoonjar.com.

Vintage tea lovers’ set by Hyun Sang Hwa, $100. Photo: The Moon Jar

The brand, which was founded in August by Korean-German couple Hwon Kang and Philipp Schulze, pays homage to Joseon Korea’s earliest known earthenware, the Moon Jar.

Ms Hwon, 27, says: “We have positioned The Moon Jar as an online store and we are also looking at increasing our inventory with more handcrafted ceramics from other parts of Asia.”

Blueline Cat Chopstick Holder by Kim Seok Binn, $20. Photo: The Moon Jar

At the heart of the present collection are handmade works by Korean master ceramicists from the Icheon Ceramics Village, such as Kim Seok Binn, whose Blueline Collection (above) fuses contemporary curves with hand-painted cobalt lines framing white porcelain.

Jeju Noodle Bowl by Yang Hye Rin, $55. Photo: The Moon Jar

Another artist, Yang Hye Rin, focuses on nature-inspired chef-quality pieces that have resulted from collaborations with New York Madison Avenue’s O:N Restaurant and Michelin-starred Jeju Noodle Bar.

Visit www.themoonjar.com for more information.

Originally published in The Straits Times.