On November 20th, with early Christmas carols ringing on the streets in Korea, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students visited Namsan Tower located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Since it was a time when the coronavirus had increased again, we never took off our masks except when we took pictures. In fact, the official name of Namsan Tower is Namsan Seoul Tower, which Koreans usually call Namsan Tower....
On November 13th, seven YG club members and two exchange students had KMA (Korea Music & Art) program, pottery class. We met at the main gate of Yonsei University at 6pm and ate tteokbokki for dinner in 유자유. After we had finished the dinner, we waited for some students whose classes ended after 6pm. Then, we took a taxi to go to Hongdae.
The pottery workshop was charming and beautiful. On the shelves, there were lots of cups, bottles and bowls with various colors and shapes. Having been inspired of those art crafts, we designed our own potteries. We made the general shape of pottery with pottery wheel and then hand-painted or carved what we wanted or added some extra decorations. Even though it was not easy for beginners, the instructor helped us making pottery. She helped the general process of making and paid extra attention on the hardest part of the making.
It was a great time for expressing one’s own imagination and the taste of art. Making my own small artwork was a very meaningful and enjoyable experience. I am happily anticipating the baking of our potteries being completed and receive them as finished products.