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Crafts Council


Icheon City, Korea has a tradition of artisanship dating back over 2,000 years and is the heart of Korean ceramic production.

In 2010, Icheon City was designated as UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art which allowed its ceramics to be recognized and appreciated on an international level. Its distinct style has at the same time distinguished itself from those of other cultures while having a great influence on the domain in general. Works such as onggi, Korean earthenware, the famous jade green celadon of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1270, 1356–1392) and the white orb-shaped moon jars from the Joseon dynasty (1392–1895) can be found in prestigious institutions worldwide including the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Amongst the 25 objects featured include pieces created by either a Korean Ceramic Master or an Icheon Ceramic Master. The achievements made by Korea and Icheon Ceramic Masters have allowed for the development of a rich practice blending longstanding and contemporary craftsmanship. Other works presented include pieces made by young contemporary artists as well as a sculptor.

Gallery LVS & LVS Craft opened in 2008 with the objective of enriching the cultural soil of Korea. The gallery presents a broad spectrum of modern and contemporary art from paintings to media art through various local and international exhibitions and projects.

Kwang-soo Seo, White Porcelain Moon Jar, 1992, 60 x 60 x 55 cm, white porcelain.