Home > Permanent Exhibitions > Ceramic Craft Gallery > Introduction
Ceramic art is created when earth, fire, and man become one. The first ceramic production in Korea started between the 9th century and early 10thcentury, by integrating the Chinese celadon porcelain technology with the existing Unified Silla technology of manufacturing stoneware. Afterward, Goryeo’s unique celadon green color was created, and inlaid work became sophisticated. Joseon inherited the know-how, based on which it produced a livelier Buncheong ware, or a grayish-blue glazed celadon. The influence of the Chinese white porcelain led to the birth of the Joseon’s elegant white porcelain. Korean ceramics may be less splendid in color and elaboration, but it is testimony to the type of beauty and serenity that our ancestors aspired to achieve.