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20240222_Pottery Plate Making Class

Pottery Theme Park and Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Pottery Making Class for Beginners” on Thursday, February 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants will make this pottery by building a clay body, stamping pattern designs, or putting decorations on the pottery.

Bonghwasan Pottery (Onggi) Theme Park was used by gunpowder wholesalers as a store for gunpowder sales and was called the Bongwasan Gunpowder Store. About 10 tons of gunpowder, such as explosives and fuse, are stored, which has threatened the safety of residents for more than 20 years. Jungnang-gu and local residents cooperated together to relocate Bonghwasan Gunpowder Road in October 2014, and in March 2017, Seoul Metropolitan Government created the first Pottery Theme Park.

Onggi is earthenware extensively used as tableware and storage containers in Korea. It includes both unglazed earthware, fired over 600 to 700°C, and pottery with a dark brown glaze fired at over 1,100°C. Onggi have been used continuously since prehistoric Korean states until modern day; however, they primarly see use as traditional storage and ornamants today.

Before the actual practice, participants will be watching a short presentation that includes an introduction to Korean pottery. A detailed guideline will be provided. The pottery design (candy-shaped design as seen in the poster) is fixed and CANNOT BE CHANGED. (NOTE: We are not going to use pottery throwing wheel because this is only a beginner’s class.)

Children aged 5 years old and older can join this class too, but they should be accompanied by a guardian. Participants can receive the pottery after 3–4 weeks from the day of the class.

This class will be held near Bonghwasan Station (Line 6). You will need to pay 12,000 won of participation fee in advance. You would bring your own arm sleeves if necessary. An apron is provided to each participant. Once you register, specific details, including basic ingredients, etc., will be sent to you. To register, email us your name, nationality, and phone number.

Email: moonsr@yongsan.go.kr

Language of instruction: English

20240222_Pottery Plate Making Class

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