Learning Pottery @ Konjiam Pottery Park in Korea

DONE BY: Jiyoung Jeong | Milton Academy '16 | Stanford U. '21

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: My aunt, an artist, knows one of the potters at the Konjiam Pottery Park

LENGTH: 4 weeks

LOCATION: Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★☆☆☆☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Learned a new form of art

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 12pm-4pm: Learn wheel-throwing pottery
  • 4pm-7pm: Have tea/go out to dinner with other artists in residence at the park/ in the vicinity

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Make pottery

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? ~ 7 hours of lesson per week

TOP TIPS: 

  • Wheel-throwing is actually a lot harder than it looks, so be patient!
  • The experience was technically free for me because of my aunt, but you would most likely have to pay a lesson fee if you don't know of any artists here
Jiyoung Jeong