Updated at 2023-11-01
Goryeo celadon techniques became popular in the Korean peninsula from the 12th to 13th centuries. The celadon plate in the image was decorated using an inlay technique and fired, and is the most representative type of Goryeo celadon ware. The procedure for the inlay technique is as follows: designs and lines are incised onto the ware, and then filled with ocher and white pigments. The overflowing slip is scraped off. The ware is bisque fired, covered with a celadon glaze, and glaze fired. The finished product is a verdant light green color. Celadon techniques were first introduced from China, but Goryeo celadon gradually acquired its own unique artistic value due to its graceful silhouettes and limpid and soft color. Nowadays, it is a representative artwork of the Korean peninsula.
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