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12 Day Onggi Masterclass

  • Starts Nov 4
  • 5,850 US dollars

12 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS / 3 MEALS PER DAY / APRONS + TOOLS + CLAY / ACCOMMODATION ALL INCLUDED** Dates: November 4 - November 16 Learn the rare art of the Onggi technique, a method unique in the world for coil building large pots and forms. Traditionally born out of necessity in Korea, Onggi pots were and still are used today for food fermentation and storage. A quintessential example of how form follows function, both the forms and building techniques are a living art in and of themselves. You will be given your own set of wooden tools to use during the course, and taught how to make coils, flatten the base of the pot, and coil the clay using the “Taryeom” method. Later you will learn how to paddle the form and shape it, giving you a newfound sense of volume and proportion on a large scale. There are only a handful of Onggi masters left in Korea, and even fewer opportunities to learn from one first hand. New for this longer format we are including several onggi specific cultural outings, a visit to Ulsan in the south of the country to visit the Oegosan Onggi village where we will meet and learn from master potter and national living treasure Heo Jin Gyu, (one of Kwak Kyungtae's masters). Here we will see the old climbing kilns and witness the beauty of clay in one of Korea's largest remaining onggi producing villages. On the way back to Icheon, we will stop by other artists' studios and finish the course with a hands on, authentic fermentation experience in our own studio using onggi. There are many more surprises in store we cant wait to share with you! ****Please note: -Check in between 3pm - 5pm on November 4th (plan to arrive at our studio at this time) -Dinner will be provided together with the other students on Nov 4th evening. -We begin Nov 5th with breakfast in our studio at 8:20am - Instruction begins each day at 9/9:30am, lunch will be provided around 1pm followed by a short break and again practice and instruction until evening from 2:30pm until 5:30/6pm Dinner will be provided each night. Our last dinner and party together will be on the evening of the 15th -Checkout is at 12noon on November 16th. (Plan to leave our studio at this time). Please indicate any dietary restrictions during the registration process. Contact us to make separate accommodation arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you!

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By booking any of our services on this website, you AGREE to our Legal terms and cancellation policy outlined below. Please read these carefully as they are legally binding once you book a service. Cancellations are allowed in the event that a participant would not like to attend for whatever reason after payment is received, a refund (minus bank transfer fee) will be returned upon written request according to the following timetable: Up to 60 Days before the start date: 100% REFUND Within 60 Days of the start date: 50% REFUND After the first day of the workshop: NO REFUNDS. If for any reason you cannot attend due to illness or other personal reasons, we will be happy to offer you a spot in a future workshop at no additional cost as an alternative. By Booking any of our services, you also agree to the following terms and conditions: ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WORKSHOP(S), including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. I am aware that there are certain risks and dangers involved with ceramics and pottery studios. These risks, known or unknown, include, but are not limited to, the hazards arising from the use of electric/kick wheels, sharp tools, the use of or proximity to electric/gas/wood kilns, the use of or proximity to potentially hazardous materials, travel by car, van, bus, accidents, illnesses and acts of man, nature or God. I also recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described trip and tour activities and I hereby voluntarily assume full responsibility for all these and all other hazards which may be encountered during this class/workshop, and (if applicable) on this trip and, except for gross negligence, I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge Kwak Kyungtae, Marco Minetti, Toroo Ceramics and its staff, volunteers, agents, representatives, contractors and vendors for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s participation in the class/workshop/trip. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, medical costs, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Kwak Kyungtae, Marco Minetti, Toroo Ceramics staff, volunteers, representatives, and agents; (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise. I acknowledge that the organizers of this event and their staff, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf. I acknowledge that this activity may involve using electric machinery and potentially dangerous tools and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose. The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND AGREE OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

Contact Details

  • 172 Dojayesul-ro 6beon-gil, Sindun-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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