Korean Ceramic Art Tour

14 - 24 April 2024
FROM (AUD) $5,995
11 DAY
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Tour Overview

Well-known Australian Ceramicist Marian Howell will again be leading a small group ceramic tour to Korea. We will enjoy 5 days learning from leading ceramic artists Moon Do Bang, Bae Joo-hyun and Eunmi Cho and immerse ourselves in Korean culture visiting Museums & Galleries, Icheon Ceramic Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace and historic sites plus sampling a variety of Korean food.

Following on from our 2019 sold out tour, our new itinerary will dive into the rich ceramic traditions of Korea. Who can resist falling in love with the soft, full shape of Moon Jars, a 300 year old tradition. Today, Korean ceramics has the advantage of highly skilled technical expertise as a launching pad for artists to explore their own creative freedom and speak to environmental, socio-political & economic issues.

In addition to time spent with Ceramic Artists we will enjoy the energy, food and sights of modern Seoul including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeum Museum of Art , Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village and Gwangjang Markets. We will also travel to Icheon Ceramic Village and the Namhansanseong Fortress and forest.

Our last small group tour was fully booked in a week so don’t hesitate!! Non ceramic partners welcome – we will be based in Seoul so plenty for them to explore on workshop days.

Highlights:

  • 5-day workshop with leading ceramic artists
  • Discover Icheon Ceramic Village and a local pottery studio
  • Visit historical mountain fortress, UNESCO World Heritage site Namhansanseong
  • Explore Seoul’s museums, galleries and markets including the inspiring Leeum Museum of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art and Gwangjang Market
Dates & Prices

14 – 24 April 2024

Price per person twin share (land only):

Tour Prices AUD
Potters: $5,995
Single room supplement: $1,170
Tour deposit: $ 800

*Land Tour only, tour starts and finishes in Seoul

For non-potters, companion tour price is available, please contact enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au

About your tour leader - Marian Howell

This tour will be led by the well-known Australian Ceramicist, Marian Howell who will provide expert commentary on ceramics during the tour. Marian is a past president of the Australian Ceramics Association, former Head of Ceramics at the National Art School and Ceramics Design Studio, currently teaching Ceramics part time.

What's Included

Tour Inclusions: 

  • 10 nights good standard accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • Admission fees to galleries and museums
  • Chartered coaches while on the tour
  • English speaking guide on tour days and more.

Not Included: 

  • International flights to Korea
  • Gratuities to guide &/or driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above

Spaces is limited to 14 potters only and on a first come – first serve basis.

To enquire or book this tour, please contact

Fitness level – Moderate

Itinerary

For tour itinerary and booking form, please contact Opulent Journeys