Icheon Pottery Village Tour (Morning)

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Tour No: 06
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Tour guide, transportation and entrance fees. included

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Itinerary

Hotel → Icheon Pottery Village → Pottery Class → Icheon Municipal Museum ( Icheon Municipal Museum closed on every Monday ) → Lunch → Amethyst / Ginseng Center → Hotel

Description

Are you ready to see how ceramic were evolved in Korea and how it is made? The village become the center of traditional pottery during Joseon Dynasty for about 500 years due to the abundance obtainable materials and fuel in the areas. The village has turned into a full on complex containing over 300 ceramic art studios, 40 of which still produce ceramics with wood-fired kilns. The Artist Haegang, who was designated as Intangible Cultural Asset No.13, devoted his life to collecting ceramics and passing on the techniques of Koryeo celadon to future generations.

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Icheon Pottery Village

Green colored Icheon style ceramics from Icheon Pottery Village
Credit: “Céramiques d’Icheon” by Gaël Chardon is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Icheon Pottery Village produces traditional Korean ceramics, which are of high quality. The village became the center of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the areas. Icheon Ceramics Village was also the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery kilns are in use. Visitors can observe the pottery production process, and purchase them directly.

Lunch

Icheon representative Korean Traditional Lunch

A table covered with many Korean dishes known as Hanjeongsik
Credit: “KORAIL_Gangjin_Gun_05” by KOREA.NET is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Haegang Ceramic Museum

A Korean pottery master hard at work moulding a clay vase
Credit: “IMG_6550” by foot fingers is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Haegang Ceramics Museum is Korea’s first museum dedicated to ceramics. It displays ceramic crafted works, the very essence of Korean traditional art, including the celebrated celadon porcelain, as well as punch’ong ware, and white porcelain. The main building, which strikes harmony between the basic frameworks of Eastern and Western architecture, offers something to see in and of itself. The museum was founded by the late Yu Geun-hyeong (pen name Haegang) and his son Yu Gwang-yeol (pen name Haegang) in the spring of 1990; it fosters the inherited traditions of Korea’s ceramics culture and strives to develop it further.

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