Dive deep into the art of Onggi making with our upcoming 4-day masterclass led by the renowned potter, Kwak Kyungtae. This immersive experience promises to unveil the secrets of this ancient craft in an approachable and enlightening manner.



What is Onggi?

Onggi, a traditional Korean pottery technique, has been perfected over centuries to create large, functional jars for culinary fermentation, food storage, and everyday use. Rooted in the folk life necessities of the past, Onggi making embodies efficiency, elegance, and a profound connection to the earth. While the artistry of Onggi has been passed down through generations, the opportunity to learn from true masters like Kwak Kyungtae is rare and invaluable.

 

 

 

The Masterclass Experience

In this intensive multi-day workshop, participants will delve into the intricacies of Onggi making, guided by Kwak Kyungtae himself. Unlike traditional wheel throwing or handbuilding methods, Onggi requires a unique set of techniques that enable makers to craft jars of any scale with unparalleled efficiency. From stretching clay into coils to shaping, paddling, and final glazing, every step of the process will be explored and practised under Kwak’s expert guidance.



Who Should Attend?

Whether you're a seasoned potter or a newcomer to the craft, this masterclass is designed for anyone with a passion for working with clay. If you've ever felt intimidated by throwing large on the wheel or are eager to diversify your skillset, this is the perfect opportunity to elevate your craft. Our masterclass welcomes enthusiasts of all backgrounds and experience levels.

 

 

What You'll Learn

Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Explore the historical significance of Onggi and its regional influences
  • Master the practical techniques of stretching clay, coiling, paddling, shaping, and glazing
  • Gain insights into traditional Korean glaze and firing methods
  • Discover Kwak Kyungtae's unique artistic interpretation of Onggi techniques
  • Forge a deeper connection with clay as a medium and with the ancient traditions of pottery making

 

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from one of the world's leading experts in Onggi pottery. Whether you're seeking to expand your skills, connect with like-minded artists, or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of Korean pottery, our masterclass promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.


Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and embark on a journey of creativity, discovery, and cultural immersion. Click here to book your spot today!

 

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