$425 – $445

Crafted Vancouver - 3-Day Korean Ceramic Workshop

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Performance Works on Granville Island

1218 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

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Crafted Vancouver is pleased to collaborate with the Icheon Potters Association to offer this 3-day ceramic workshop with master ceramicists Cho Se-Yeon, Choi In-Gyu, Kim Seong-Tae, Kwak Kyung-Tae, Lee Hyang-Gu and Yu Yong-Chul.

Join us for three days of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Each registrant will be provided with sample pieces prepared by the Masters on which to explore the techniques demonstrated during the workshop. Completed pieces are taken home by participants for firing. Included in the workshop fee are unique tools handcrafted in Korea for you to keep as well as lunch and refreshments.

This weekend's events include a Cocktail Reception on Saturday evening and an optional Korean Dinner at Royal Seoul House on Sunday evening attended by the Masters and workshop participants. (Separate Group Dining Ticket Required). Icheon Pottery Association organizer and translator Unha Hill and Fusion President Chris Snedden of Ontario will present on their May 2017 Cultural Exchange to Icheon led by Unha and attended by 15 potters from Canada, U.S.A. & Mozambique.

Korean dinner tickets are available on Eventbrite under:

Private Function: Traditional Korean Dinner with Crafted Vancouver


Booking required. Space is limited. Full itinerary below.

Tickets: $425 for first 35 participants. $445 thereafter.

Ticket price includes:

4 x 1/2 day workshops with supplied sample pieces prepared by Masters to work on during demonstrations

2 x 1/2 day demonstrations

1 - Handcrafted Korean tool set valued at $50 CAD

3 - catered lunches provided by The Lazy Gourmet

1- evening Cocktail Reception attended by Masters: includes 2 drink tickets and canapés

Cancellations will be accepted until 1 week before the event. All refunds are subject to a $50 Administration Fee. No refunds thereafter.

Weekend Itinerary

Saturday May 19

9:30am - 12:30pm

Lee Hyang-Gu is a master thrower and will demonstrate his method of making the large traditional “Moon Jar” shape among other things. His strong skills and his humour combine for a very entertaining demonstration.


Lunch 12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Choi In-Gyu is the piercing Master, will lead participants through a project to create designs through the use of positive and negative space. Intricate designs can be constructed in this way and Mr. Choi will reveal several tricks of the trade that help to prevent the pieces from splitting during drying and firing.


6:30pm - 9:00pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

In attendance, Icheon Potters Association Chairman Dae-Young Lee along with the six Master ceramicists and apprentice.

An opportunity to mingle with fellow workshop participants and have a private viewing of the selling exhibition of 14 ceramic artists represented by the Icheon Pottery Association. Icheon is the first city in the Republic of Korea to be designated as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Crafts & Folk Arts in July 2010. Icheon City has a tradition of ceramic culture that began over 5,000 years ago and is at the heart of Korean ceramic production. Included in this exhibition are a selection of works that use traditional techniques to produce a wide range of functional pottery and contemporary innovations.


Sunday May 20

9:30am - 12:30pm

Kim Seong-Tae will show everyone how he accomplishes his layered slip decorating. Each person will be provided with a leather hard piece that has layers of coloured slip on it that is then covered with white slip. Using carving tools, the participant will create a design and scrape away areas to reveal the coloured slips underneath.


Lunch 12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Outdoor Onggi Pot Demonstration with Kwak Kyung-Tae + Marco Minetti

Join Kyung-Tae Kwak and his apprentice, Marco Minetti for a public demonstration of authentic Onggi pot making. Kwak Kyung-Tae is a master Onggi Pot maker. He combines the traditional methods of creating large coils and squeezing them into place on the rim of his vessels with hammering and shaping them, using a wooden paddle and anvil. Used for the aging and storage of a variety of fermented foodstuffs, learn why “breathing pottery” are such essential items in the Korean home.


6:30pm - 9:00pm Optional Traditional Korean Dinner at Royal Seoul House

Monday May 21

9:30am - 12:30pm

Yu Yong-Chul will lead the participants through traditional Bunchung methods of slip inlay. Using provided stamps and carving tools the participants will create a design on a leather hard piece and fill the design with a contrasting coloured slip. Later, once the slip has hardened, the surface will be scraped to reveal the intended design.


Lunch 12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Cho Se-Yeon will lead the group through a reverse inlay process and carving the surface to create a design using the traditional crane. The crane is a potent symbol in South Korean culture and by combining carving and scraping, it is possible to create beautiful raised surfaces that show well under coloured clear glaze.


Information for parking on Granville Island
https://granvilleisland.com/parking-information

By Bus to Granville
https://granvilleisland.com/bus

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1218 Cartwright Street

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