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Rediscover Korean beauty hidden in traditional onggi

The focus of Onggigol Pottery is to realize and discover onggi replete with our ancestor’s sprits, thereby remaking it based on modern aesthetics.
We at Onggigol Pottery will live a potter’s life by paying more attention and love to our forgotten tradition of artistic onggi. Thank you.

Onggigol Pottery

Onggigol Pottery
Company Name Represent Address Contact No.
Onggigol Pottery Heo Jin-gyu 18, Oegosan-gil, Onyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan 010-5369-8557

 Career

Award History

  • 2010 Designated as the appointed traditional craftwork producer by Ulsan City.
  • 2007 Awarded the Ulju-gun citizen prize (in education, culture, and sports divisions).
  • 2007 Presented with the grand prize at the Tourism Souvenir Contest Exhibit in Ulsan (in the common product division).
  • 2006 Presented with the first prize at the Tourism Product Exhibit in Ulsan(in the everyday onggi division).
           Designated as the appointed company for Ulsan City Traditional Culture Experience Center.
  • 2005 Presented with the grand prize at the Tourism Souvenir Contest Exhibit in Ulsan.
           Presented with the silver prize at the Craftwork Exhibition in Ulsan.
  • 2004 Selected for the Craftwork & Cultural Product Exhibition in Cheongju.
           Specially selected for the Arts Exhibition in Ulsan.
           Awarded in the creative ideal division of the Tourism Souvenir Contest Exhibit in Ulsan.
  • 2003 Designated as the appointed company for Ulsan City Traditional Culture Experience Center.
           Specially selected for the Arts Exhibition in Ulsan.
  • 2002 Designated as the appointed company for Ulsan City Traditional Culture Experience Center.
           Specially selected for the Arts Exhibition in Ulsan.
           Specially selected for the Craftwork Exhibition in Ulsan.
           Specially selected for the Korean Fine Arts Exhibition.
  • 2001 Specially selected for the Craftwork Exhibition in Ulsan.
           Presented with the participation award in the Tourism Product Exhibit in Ulsan.

Current Activities

  • 2010 Seoul International Travel Fair Workshop in the Seoul COEX.
  • 2010 Naenara Travel Fair Workshop in the Seoul COEX.
  • Served as the question designer in the regional specialized onggi business of the 3rd and 4th Ulsan City Skills Competition.
  • 2009 “Seoul International Travel Fair Workshop” in the COEX Seoul;
           “Nationwide Local Government Management Exhibition Workshop in the Seoul COEX;
           “Naenara Travel Fair Workshop” in the Seoul COEX.
  • 2008 “Seoul International Travel Fair Workshop” in the COEX Seoul;
           “National Local Government Management Exhibition Workshop in the Seoul COEX;
           “Naenara Travel Fair Workshop” in the Seoul COEX.
  • 2007 Artist of the Seoul International Travel Fair Workshop” in the COEX Seoul (to promote the Onggi EXPO);
           Artist of the “National Festival Fair” Workshop in the Busan VEXCO (to promote the Onggi Festival);
           “National Life Sports Festival” Workshop in Ulsan;
           “National Local Government Management Exhibition Workshop in the Seoul COEX.
  • 2005 A special lecture on onggi at Ewha Womans University;
           Nominated as an artisan of traditional onggi in Korea.
  • 2004 The 5th Onyang Onggi Festival Workshop;
           Studied under the intangible cultural property Chilryang Onggi Jeong Yun-seok.
  • 2003 Invited artist in the Anseong Pottery Festival Workshop.
  • 2002 Artist of the 3rd Onyang Onggi Festival Workshop.
  • 2001 Invited artist to ANU National University Workshop in Australia;
           Invited artist to the Tanja Woodfire Fastival Workshop in Australia;
  • 2000 Invited artist to the Jeonnam Provincial College’s Traditional Onggi Cultural Festival.
  • 1999 Invited artist to the Jeonnam Provincial College’s Traditional Onggi Cultural Festival.
  • 1979 Introduced to the traditional onggi course.
  • - Now acts as the chairman of the Traditional Craftsman Association in Ulsan.
  • - Now acts in the Traditional Onggi Association in Ulsan.
  • - Now runs Onggigol Pottery

The main work

The main work, Pohoto