The Icheon Ceramics Festival will feature many different hands-on activities for visitors, such as a ceramics class where visitors make their own pottery and a firing of a traditional kiln during which visitors can see potters bake their own works themselves, not to mention an exhibition and sales of ceramic works by ceramic artists.
Every year, under a new theme, the festival features numerous different programs and activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, men and women, the young and the old, and it shows traditional cultures and beautiful ceramic works from other countries of the world for all visitors to enjoy.
- Duration : April 28 (Fri.) ~ May 14(Sun.), 2017
- Venue : Icheon Seolbong Park
Gwangju in Gyeonggi-do Province produced good quality clay and had an abundance of firing wood. This and its proximity to Seoul made Gwangju the center of research and production of Joseon white porcelain. It was here that the royal kilns produced the porcelain used by the Joseon royal household.
Some 310 kiln sites are scattered throughout Gwangju. The Gwangju Royal Ceramics Festival was launched in 1998 to uphold the tradition of the area and showcase the excellence of Gwangju royal ceramics, which used to be presented to the king.
The festival will feature many different programs and activities including both traditional and modern performing art, a participatory event, and hands-on activities, and of course an exhibition and sales of the best quality ceramics.
- Duration : April 22 (Sat.) ~ May 5 (Sun.), 2017
- Venue : Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park
First held in May 1990, the year 2017 will celebrate the 29th Festival, during which a diverse range of ceramics from traditional ceramic livingware inspired by Goryeo celadon and Joseon white porcelain to modern ceramic livingware produced by young artists with fresh ideas will be exhibited, and will be available for sale at reasonable prices.
- Duration : April 29 (Sat.) ~ May 14(Sun.), 2017
- Venue : Yeoju Dojasesang