The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2013 in South Korea

Added on by Yoko Sekino-Bove.

From September 27th to October 19th, I will be participating to 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013 (GICB 2013) in Icheon, South Korea. I will be serving as a mentee under Vipoo Srivilasa from Thailand/Australia, with Ann Van Hoey from Belgium and Na Young Lim from South Korea as a team, at GICB’s International Ceramic Workshop Part I: “International Contemporary Ceramics Camp – Encountering the World” for 15 days.

The Workshop itself presents 8 mentors from the all over world, and 3 mentees were selected by and for each mentor, so the total 32 ceramic artists from 15 countries will be working at Gonjiam Ceramic Park in Icheon during the workshop. There will be a ceramic exhibition by all the participants during the workshop as well. It is so generous of Korean Ceramic Foundation to organize this amazing event, and giving me an opportunity to be a part of it.

I am honored and excited to be a part of this international workshop, and determined to report back to you as much as possible. This will be my first time to visit Icheon ceramic town (seems like Icheon is a capital of both traditional and contemporary Korean ceramics), and cannot wait to see their museums, galleries, ceramic research center, studios, and all the things they offer!

And at last but not least, my great appreciation to the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) for making this trip possible by awarding me the Artist Opportunity Grant – I will do my best to make this trip as a big step to the next stage in my career. Thank you very much for your support and encouragement.

There will be lots of photos and reports posted in this section this fall, from the workshop and others. Please keep eye on this, and let me know if you would like to see anything particular. Have a wonderful Fall!

Links related to this post:

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale: http://www.kocef.org/eng/03_biennale/2012/01_01.asp

Vipoo Srivilasa: http://vipoo.com/

Ann Van Hoey: http://www.annvanhoey-ceramics.be/