E-MOMM - The Development of Contemporary Tableware in Korea
A Collaborative Project to Develop a Tableware Brand Appropriate for the Korean Life Style and Diet, including an exhibition organized by the Ewha Ceramics Research Institute at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
The Objective of Organizing the Emomm Exhibition
The past twenty years has seen a considerable change in the ceramic tendency within the contemporary ceramic movement of Korea. Although the Korean tradition and custom is deeply rooted in the Korean mentality, most people today have been influenced by the abundance of imported utility wares found in our current ceramic market. In general, most Korean people possess at least one type of traditional ceramic ware – be it a celadon, buncheong, onggi jar, white ware. Yet despite such phenomenon, more and more people are turning their eyes towards purchasing imported ceramics in the likes of Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Rosenthal or Royal Copenhagen. The last ten years has seen an increase in preference towards such imported ceramics.