DAY BY DAY: KOREAN CERAMICS IN DAILY LIFE
OH Gyuyoung, Inlaid coffee cup set, Image courtesy of the Korea Ceramic Foundation
Main image: KIM Gyu Tae, uglypot, Courtesy of the Korea Ceramic Foundation
The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia in partnership with the Korea Ceramic Foundation presents Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life at its gallery. This exhibition introduces a selection of ceramics created with Korean traditional as well as contemporary techniques and focuses on the practical and functional aspects of Korean ceramics in everyday life; vessels, plates, cups, bowls, etc.
Korean ceramics have long been regarded as the finest in East Asia. The history of Korean ceramics began with the oldest earthenware from around 8000 BC. While receiving outside influence and interacting with other cultures, Korean pottery has developed into a distinct style of its own, such as the moon jar and the style of painted decorations.
In this exhibition, a group of emerging and established Korean ceramists showcase their handmade pottery with utmost calibre utilising a variety of practices and techniques handed down across multiple generations.
As an affiliated organisation of Gyeonggi-do province in South Korea, the Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) is putting its utmost efforts into not only expanding the scope of the ceramic culture industry but also succeeding the value of traditional Korean ceramics. The KOCEF has been hosting the Korean International Ceramic biennale since 2001.
2 September – 4 November
Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
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