Mr Oh's Studio on a snowy morning
Well, we made it! Our travels went smoothly, and there's nothing like some good Korean food to help you get over the jet lag (more pictures of food later). Mr. Oh works in an old elementary school that has been converted into artist's studios. In Korea, so many people are moving to the cities that the country side is emptying out, and old schools are no longer in use. They are a cheap place to set up studios for artists. This morning we woke up to beautiful snow covering everything. Our bedroom which is one of the classrooms, is also Mr. Oh's showroom, so it's a wonderful place to wake up. I have to say that it is hard to get out of bed though, because although the air in the room is very cold, our bed is heated.
Mr. Oh's studio is in another classroom in the school. You can see some smaller onggi jars on the right that are ready to be fired. They are not entirely traditional shapes, more "contemporary," as Mr. Oh would say. We will soon be unloading the gas kiln that Mr. Oh was firing the day we arrived, so we should have some good pictures of some finished pots soon.