|Icheon Ceramics Village (이천도예마을)|
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|Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional Korean ceramics, which are of high quality. The village became the center of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the areas. Icheon Ceramics Village was also the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery kilns are in use.
Visitors can observe the pottery production process, and purchase them directly. It is worthwhile to see the crafts of these potters known as Living Cultural Treasures of Korea for creating the highest quality handicrafts. Not only are the traditional Cheongja,Baekja, and Buncheong pottery produced here, but you can also view modern design pottery. The Haegang Ceramics Art Center is the only ceramics Art Center in Korea, where you can learn about ceramics. One of the must-see events at Icheon Ceramics Village is the internationally famous “Icheon Ceramics Festival” held every year. Displayed pottery as well as, pottery classes, traditional kiln handling, pottery character show, and even parades are held.
[Pottery and Ceramics hands-on experience tours]
|● From Seoul to Icheon
1. By bus
- Dong Seoul Bus Terminal(Subway No.2, Gangbyeong Station)→ Icheon(one hour ride, 06:10~23:00)
- From Icheon intercity bus terminal, take a bus No.14 bound for Sindun-myeon (10 min intervals, 5 mins ride)
Icheon bus terminal : +82-31-637-5111~2