This time, she visited Mungyeong,Gyeongsangbuk-do to meet Cheon Han Bong sonsen-nim, the famous ceramist BYJ introduced in his book.
Here is a brief introduction of the great artist:
"Master Cheon Han Bong was born at Tokyo, Japan in 1933 and entered into private Yo in Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do after coming back to Korea in 1948. And he established Mungyeong Yo in 1972. Currently, he is honorary professor in the department of pottery & enamel in Mungyeong University.
He is the artist who secures the 1st Maksabal of Chosun Dynasty. The great master of Korean Ceramics, Cheon Han Bong is artist who has put all his efforts on making teacup through whole life.
He inherited the vein of traditional ceramics of the old Korea is a master of Korean Ceramics, and followed the stem of teacup with the name of ‘artist who revives Maksabal’. He contains nature as it is by collecting and using natural material such as soil, firewood and enamel etc. and is famous in foreign countries too. He is an artist who shined in Korean earthenware history."
(source: Mungyeong City Website)
Sonsen-nim had just gone through a leg surgery at the time he participated in BYJ's press conference. Although he still goes to the hospital for treatment, he is well, and continues to work vigorously.
Let us hope that the cold weather will not affect his health.
Numerous certificates, decorations, and works were layed all over the room.
Ordered this on the menu.
BYJ-ssi was here tooヽ(^-^ )/
You've got to be kidding～♡
This was a famous restaurant - autographs of many celebrities were displayed.
BYJ used his usual photo...
Because I was very busy during this trip, this was practically the only time I had a decent meal. I was lucky to enjoy a delicious local cuisine.
Experiencing a wonderful cultural exchange through ceramics ...
Cheon Han Bong sonsen-nim was so friendly that I was taken aback.
He was gentleman of a different character from Jun Yong Bok sonsen-nim.
Having met these two masters of art, I was truly impressed by their greatness.
Thank you BYJ, for rewarding me with such wonderful encounters.
And thank you Pinky Ring-san for sharing your precius experiences with us!