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Japanese and Korean Ceramics

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This course examines the wealth of materials, aesthetic expressions, and technical means of production used by ceramists and factories throughout Japan and Korea. Twelve thousand years of Japanese ceramic history, from the earliest pottery to the manufacture of export porcelain, are studied. Both the native and imported traditions that helped to define the ceramic output of Korea and Japan are discussed. Students are introduced to utilitarian and ceremonial wares and representational work of Korea. Study trips to New York museums and collections supplement lectures. 3 credits.