Styles & Periods

Styles & Periods

Korean Ceramics

The peninsula of North and South Korea has historically been the political and cultural conveyor between Japan and China, the two great powers surrounding it. Despite the intermingled language, history and people, Korea has native artistic traditions that influenced its neighbors. Perhaps the most important of these accomplishments is Korean porcelain and earthenware. In the 12th century, during the Koryo period, Korean potters began producing celadon wares. The distinctive bluish green glazes and incised designs captivated Chinese collectors, who declared celadon one of the ten wonders of the world. Another distinguishing feature of celadon is the form and shape of the vessels. Koryo pieces are considered masterpieces by merit of the marriage of form and function alone. The proximity of the Korean peninsula and the Nagasaki area of Japan encouraged great migrations of artisans to settle in Japan. With them they brought their remarkable stoneware technologies. The Japanese were smitten with the pottery of the Korean artists, and adopted much of it into their own growing traditions, culminating in the highly ritualized Tea Ceremony of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

At Least 9% Off

Staplebound Notebooks

by Rhodia

Take your inspiration anywhere

From $17.59

Best of the Joy of Painting

by Bob Ross

Experience the joy today

From $6.19

Up to 47% Off

Scenic Fitch Brushes

by Dynasty

Made for big painting and projects!

Up to 52% Off

Ramon Kelley Crank Easel

by Best

Creates a focal point in any studio

Up to 67% Off

Red Label Gallerywrap Stretched Canvas

by Fredrix

Gallery style frames, stapled on the back
On Sale
Latest Product Reviews
Great quality; quick delivery.
- Robert J. in Northern California
These make a nice sharp line. Very pro
- Tool man in NH
Super! Just what I wanted and needed. Thanks!
- Sonja W in Oregon
Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE coloring
book pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »