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Ceramic, Embroidery and Lacquerware: A Trio of Korean Crafts

Han Collection’s contribution to London Craft Week:

A Trio of Korean Crafts

Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH |
Exhibition, 9-12 May 11:00 — 18:00, 13 May 12:00 – 18:00
Demonstration, 12 May 12:00 — 16:00

Oh Man-chul

The Han Collection exhibits a range of artists, celebrating three of Korea’s most loved traditional crafts: ceramics, embroidery and lacquerware. Guests are also invited to witness a Korean tea ceremony and participate in a tea tasting.

This exhibition aims to showcase the beauty and intricacies of Korean craftsmanship. Korean embroidery is distinct in its hand-sewn mix, use of colour and its various applications. Ceramics continue to be a mastercraft, both within and outside the Korean peninsula, with such acclaimed pieces as the ‘moon jar’. Further to this, lacquerwares have a long and well-developed heritage on the peninsula, utilised both within the royal courts and in many homes around the country.

The traditional Korean tea ceremony at the gallery is conducted by a special guest, with the opportunity to taste and purchase the tea.

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