The Seoul of the South

Check Out Korean Pottery Classes at The Hudgens

Korean culture has a rich history in ceramics having produced some of the oldest earthenware.

As some of you may already know, Gwinnett is home to a number of wonderful museums and art facilities providing exhibits and classes to the general public. At the heart of these venues is the Hudgens Center for the Arts, located on the campus of the Infinite Energy Center on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The Hudgens offers a variety of exhibits throughout the year, as well as classes catering to the ever-changing community in the county. As part of the center's outreach to the local Korean American community, this spring they will offer an opportunity for those interested in learning about ceramics and pottery.

This is a beginning/intermediate level pottery class instructed in the Korean language. During the eight-week session, the class will learn fundamental knowledge and techniques required to hand-build, decorate, and glaze ceramic artifacts. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and practice basic skills for making wheel-thrown works.

For those wishing to take the class for credit, it qualifies as 20-Hour Continuing Education class. The $195 member tuition includes a $25 fee, which covers the cost of a 25-lb. bag of clay, glazes and 2500 cubic inches of glaze firing. Additional clay and tools can be purchased from the Education Department at the Hudgens. Cost for non-members is $215.

With over 5,000 years of history in the ceramic arts, Korea maintains a long, proud tradition with countless relics that are among some of the world's greatest heritage treasures. This class is certain to be very popular and fill up quickly, so if you want to take advantage of this great opportunity, be sure to register right away for the limited spaces.

Registration is currently open and will close on April 8, 2017. Additional information can be found on the Hudgens website.