Goryeo ware. Goryeo ware (고려도자기 ; Goryeo dojagi) refers to all types of Korean pottery and porcelains produced during the Goryeo dynasty. Goryeo ware most often however refers to celadon (greenware). The Gangjin Kiln Sites produced a large number of wares. Goryeo celadon techniques were first introduced from China.
Storyline. Koryo Celadon remains one of the high points of world art. This Korean pottery style, which was at its peak in the 12th Century A.D., and called by the Chinese "one of the ten most wonderful things in the world," was a truly major achievement in the field of ceramics. Its most important element was its delicate green glaze,...
Celadon (Cheong-Ja) - the Stuff of Kings. Though the history of Korean pottery stretches back to the Neolithic age and the rough "Black Comb Pottery" produced by early tribes, the pinnacle of Korean pottery was the development and perfection of celadon (Cheong-Ja) during Korea's Koryo Dynasty. The Koryo Dynasty,...
83-year-old Potter Yu is seen creating ceramic vases using techniques developed during the Koryo Dynasty in Korea a thousand years ago. He works with his sons and creates a hundred at a time, with ...
Goryeo celadon ranges from a plain, undecorated type to objects with incised, carved, mold-impressed, or inlaid designs, and to vessels embellished with colorful compounds like iron oxide (black or brown) and copper oxide (red), and also with gold. Celadon represents a major technological and conceptual shift in the history of Korean ceramics.
The celadon (or greenware) ceramics produced in ancient Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392 CE), are regarded as some of the finest and most elegant pottery pieces produced anywhere. With a pale green lustre reminiscent of jade and a super smooth glaze Goryeo celadons remain some of the most prized collector’s items in the world of ceramics.
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There was a re-birth of celadon in the 1950s when a group of Korean artisans set out to discover the lost art of Koryo celadon. Since that time, they have made great progress in rediscovering the secret techniques and much of the celadon made today is of better quality than that of the Koryo Dynsasty.
It is Koryo celadon’s deep, lustrous blue-green glaze that makes it so special. The attractive jade-green hue is the result of combining the colors of the clay and a glaze. This was accomplished by firing each piece twice. Korean art historian Yang-Mo Chung explains that in this process the vessel was shaped from clay that contained iron.
Jump to navigation Jump to search. Celadon is a term for pottery denoting both wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as greenware (the term specialists now tend to use) and a type of transparent glaze, often with small cracks, that was first used on greenware, but later used on other porcelains.