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Craftwork Studios Inside the Korea Traditional Culture Center

 

Visitors to Jeonju can participate in more traditional experiences outside the Hanok Village. For example, try the nearby Korea Traditional Culture Center (KTCC).

The aim of the KTCC is to reinterpret traditional Korean culture and promote its industrialization and globalization. The KTCC hosts centers specializing in hanji (Korean traditional paper), traditional culture, and hansik (Korean traditional cuisine). At these centers, visitors can pariticpate in performances/concerts, educational courses, tourist experiences, exhibitions, and others.  Today I’ll introduce the craftwork studios inside the KTCC where the visitors can participate in courses and even do some shopping too.

 

Cordak (Storybiz)

 

Cordak is a craftwork studio making hanbok (Korean traditional costume) themed products that are simple but practical. Here, you’ll find small purses, passport cases, necklaced card purses, and the like. The studio has won various government awards for its design.

This is the unique mascot of Cordak, the ‘family guy’ rooster. What’s unique about him is that he has five-colored tail that grant your wishes: white for longevity, black for prosperity, red for health, yellow for love, and blue for productivity.

If you book in advance, you can participate in the bracelet, kite, or necklace making classes.

 

​Cordak (Storybiz)

Phone: 010-3419-7580, 063-714-3306

Homepage: http://www.story.biz

Email: art@story.biz

 

Yedam Gongyae

Yedam Gongyae specializes in colorful products made with hanji paper, the local specialty of Jeonju. The studio holds courses on making hanji dolls, hanji lamps, and others.

 

​I was surrounded by all kinds of hanji dolls and hanji lightings. This studio is famous among the visitors from overseas.

 

Yedam Gongyae

Phone: 010-9697-7889

Email: jsh7889@hanmail.net

 

Baramsori

I was drawn into Baramsori by the shiny and colorful accessories. Run by two sisters who are former sculptors, the studio specializes in cloisonné.

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. More recently, vitreous enamel has been used, and inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials too.

 

At Baramsori, visitors may participate in making fish or owl shaped cloisonné necklaces or cloisonné broches.

 

Baramsori

Phone: 010-3681-3450, 063-232-3372

Email: xg2757@hanmail.net

 

Wooksaem

 

Wooksaem started in 2013 as a needlework studio at the Hanok Village. Now it produces various needlework products inspired by hangeul, the map of Jeonju, dancheong (Korean traditional decorative cosmic-design coloring on wooden buildings), and the like.

 

The owner of Wooksaem produces needleworks that introduce the map of the Hanok Village, hangeul, and the like.

 

I personally liked the canvas bags of Wooksaem. They were comfortable on the shoulder, very sturdy yet natural, and made from waxed textile.

Wooksaem hosts courses such as making a worry doll, bokjumoni pouch, card purse, crossbag, and the like. However, the courses need to be booked in advance since the owner alone manages the whole place.

 

​Wooksaem

Phone: 010-6212-3865

Fax: 063-288-3865

Homepage: http://blog.naver.com/naeson69

Email: naeson69@naver.com

 

 

Porcelain

 

At Porcelain, your coffee is served in a porcelain cup. The size of the café is humble, but it has a terrace where you can sit outside and enjoy the scent of flowers.

 

‘Porcelain’ is a method of making ceramic wares. You draw on a white ceramic with a special pigment before roasting the certamic inside a 800C klin. Café Porcelain also offers courses on porcelain mug.

 

Porcelain

Phone: 010-4087-5432

Email: nusong0504@hanmail.net

 

If you’re visiting Jeonju during this summer, visit the Korea Traditional Culture Center for such unique experiences!

 

 

Korea Traditional Culture Center

Address: Hyunmu 1gil 20, Wansangu, Jeonju

Opening hours: every day 09:00 – 22:00

Phone: 063-281-1500

Homepage: http://www.ktcc.or.kr/

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