Se Ri Han, Alice Tea Party, Photo: Korea Ceramic Foundation

Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life

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 that apply Korean traditional and contemporary techniques, focusing on the practical and functional value of Korean ceramics in everyday life - vessels, plates, cups, and bowls.

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.

Ceramics are environmentally friendly on many levels, made from natural materials, and can last a lifetime. Korean ceramic history begins with the oldest earthenware from around 8000 BC. While receiving outside influence and interacting with other cultures, Korean pottery developed a distinct style of its own, with its own shapes, such as the moon jar, and later styles of painted decorations.
In this exhibition, emerging and established Korean ceramists utilise a variety of practice approaches to make with hands and engage with techniques shared across 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.

Details: Friday 2 September – Friday 4 November, 10am – 6pm; Craft Up Late Tuesday 11 October, 5 – 8pm


Ceramics, Family / child friendly, Free event, Sustainable

Gyutae Kim, Uglypot series. Photo: Korea Ceramic Foundation

Seunggi Min, Buncheong pasta bowl set. Photo: Courtesy of the Korea Ceramic Foundation

Top Images (l-r): MIN Seungki, Exhibition Piece, 2022. Photo: Korea Ceramic Foundation. Se Ri Han, Alice Tea Party. Photo: Korea Ceramic Foundation.