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It took centuries for Korean potters to perfect the craftsmanship that Korean celadon garners to this very day. Inlaid designs, consisting of an image made by hand or mold and imprinted in the surface of the clay, were the first of their kind and opened up the possibilities for pottery as a thing of beauty. But that's just the beginning of what makes Korean celadon pottery so inimitable.
The amazing features of Korean celadon include:
* Refined semitransparent glazes of emerald to bluish-gray color, executed with unmatchable perfection.
* Precisely painted designs, from playful to formal, portraying depictions of nature with expression, simplicity, and grace.
* Careful baking and firing that result in a unique base on each vase, with the presence of sand particles.
* A range of shapes and forms, from long to short, wide to thin, that are all hand-made.
Read our October 2003 newsletter to find out more about Korean celadon. Though this artform is 1,500 years old, it continues to be appreciated far beyond the time of the Koryo Dynasty. Today, the art of making Korean celadon pottery is only found as a cottage industry in two small South Korean villages. But you can own your own hand-made Korean celadon lattice vase through an exclusive purchase here at Mrs. Lin's Kitchen. Enjoy our selection.