The exhibition ‘Earthenware and pottery – Forms of life made by soil, water, fire and wind’ is held on the 2nd floor of exhibition room at the Modern History Exhibition Hall from Nov. 10 to the end of Feb.
This exhibition features eighty eight pieces of many different types of earthenware and pottery the Daegu Folk History Museum has been collecting for over two decades. Twenty seven pieces of earthenware for the Three Kingdom period and thirty five pieces of celadons and white porcelains for the Goryo and Joseon Dynasty period are on display. Moreover, twenty six pieces of modern pottery produced from modern industrial factories the advanced civilization entered are presented.
These earthenware and pottery are containers(容器) which have been used in everyday living spaces for a long period of time. In case of the mounted dish among earthenware relics of the Three Kingdom period, the one of the Silla Dynasty has holes which do not lead to each other, but those of Gaya Dynasty lead to each other. Even for the shape, the Silla’s one is ladderlike, but on the other hand Gaya’s one is relatively narrow and slender.
Also various patterns or drawings like flower on grayish-blue-powered celadons and white porcelains show a simple, but rich aesthetic sense and sentiment of people of that time. Especially modern pottery discovered while proceeding with the Gyeongsanggamyeong refurbishment project in 2010 are on display for the first time, showing use of pottery drifted from Japan at that time.
In addition to above, big liquor jars and bottles used at the brewery in Bukseong-ro, the busy street of Daegu during Japanese colonial area, are an eye catcher. Of them, chinaware with a phrase ‘Delivery for Patriotism’ are one of materials that show a miserable life of Koreans, which even rice bowls were taken away for Japan’s aggressive war.
In addition, a video that has captured the process of Sagijang(沙器匠, important intangible cultural asset)’s making pottery is screened. As for the earthenware and pottery discovered at the ruins, all processes of organizing and restoring them can be checked through photos, materials and tools. Park In-Hyun, chief of the Art Supporting Division at Daegu Culture & Arts Center, mentioned that ‘we have organized the exhibition in order for visitors to figure out historical changing process and manufacturing processes, etc for containers used for food storage and table setting in a season of harvest. And it will be a golden opportunity to get a general information about the characteristics by history and age for the earthenware and pottery.
※ Opening hours: 9 AM ~ 6 PM, Every Monday off