Ceramics is one of Korea’s oldest and most important art forms. The Icheon World Ceramics Center is situated around an hour’s journey from Seoul and features a variety of contemporary ceramic works, with more than 500 pieces on display.
The Ceramics Center is run by the World Ceramics Exposition Foundation and has three permanent exhibitions, which feature works by both Korean and international artists. It also has an exhibition hall dedicated solely to the ceramics produced for the World Ceramic Biennale International Ceramic Workshop event.
The center is a great place to buy ceramics at discounted prices, and even to learn how to make your own artwork, with classes teaching visitors the craft. The venue is also the site for the annual Icheon Ceramics Festival.
The Icheon World Ceramics Center is located within Seolbong Park, which also incorporates Mt. Seolbong and Seolbong Lake. To reach the area from Seoul, take a bus from either Dong Seoul bus terminal or Seoul Express bus terminal to Icheon and take a taxi from outside the terminal there.