The center of high-quality ceramics for over 500 years, the village of Icheon, South Korea hosts an annual ceramics festival. Near the entrance to the festival, this rather quirky view welcomes visitors.
Besides posing by a massive ceramic tile that reminded me a bit of Gumby, visitors can view some live demonstrations by ceramics artists as they form, glaze, or fire their pieces in a traditional Korean kiln.
Although there were some pieces up on exhibition, most were available for purchase. Some were very traditional-looking, while others put a contemporary twist on traditional techniques.
Just like the beads in Mali that caught my eye, I tended to gravitate towards the higher quality - and expensive ones. I had to resort to just enjoying with the eyes.