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IGVC- Buncheong Celadon Class, 29 Jan 2019, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


 
DATE: Tuesday 29 January 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COST: W8,000 participation fee
VENUE: National Museum of Korea, 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-026

DESCRIPTION: Participants will go to the National Museum of Korea for a unique opportunity to make “Buncheong sagi” (buncheong celadon) which has a distinctive grayish blue color.  Participants in the class will be ale to pick up their celadon piece in about 3 weeks. Before the actual practice, participants will be watching a short presentation which includes the introduction on Korean pottery. A detailed guideline will be provided, so you don’t have to worry about design and executing your desired pottery shape. (NOTE: We are not going to use pottery wheel.)
About Buncheong sagi: The history of Korean pottery stretches back to the Neolithic age. The pinnacle of Korean pottery was the development and perfection of celadon (cheong-ja) during Koryo Dynasty of Korea. Buncheong sagi emerged in the early Joseon Dynasty. This celadon uses a technique where a grayish blue clay body is coated with white clay. This technique allows engraving patterns on the surface. Buncheong sagi shows  the transition from cheongja (blue celadon) to white celadon. The shape of the celadon is initially based on that of cheongja in the late Koryo Dynasty and has gradually evolved to ample shapes. Most celadon potteries were produced in 15th and 16th centuries. The celadon disappeared from Korea after the 16th century due to the popularity of white porcelains. However, in modern times, Buncheong celadon has been revived in Korea. Buncheong Celadon can be divided into 7 categories depending on the techniques applied and the patterns used in the design.

REGISTRATION: Register in person at Itewon Global Village Center or by email at kapcorteza@yongsan.go.kr  This class is open to foreign nationals only.

INFO: 02-2199-8883~4

DIRECTIONS to IGVC: Come out Exit  #2 of Itaewon Station (Line #6, Stop 630), walk straight 200m, and look for the Hannam Building which has a 7-Eleven convenience store on the first floor. The center is on the 5th floor of that building.

DIRECTIONS to the Museum: Take Line 4 or the Jungang line (Deokso-Yongsan) to Ichon Station and take the underpass to the museum or go out Exit 2, and walk 150m towards Yongsan Family Park. The group will meet at the museum for the class.

 


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