The formative influence of Song dynasty ceramics on Korean ceramics of the Koryo dynasty
is manifested in the Koryo adoption of Chinese vessel shapes, and above all, the celadon
glaze technique. In the most fruitful of forms of cultural transmission, however, imitation and
transformation go hand in hand. The aim of this comparison is to articulate the ways in
which Koryo potters adapted foreign models to their own use. What makes the Koryo
celadon in the Metropolitan uniquely Korean? Has the Korean potter remained true to the
spirit of the Chinese model?
In Asian culture, pottery was very important in terms of life and believes in what people
believe in. This goes back to as far as thousands of years ago when people used the pottery that
they made as for daily uses. Vases plays an important role to the culture in Asia , mainly in
Japan, China, and Korea. Most of early pottery started in China then moved on to other parts
around the region. This particular vase that was made in China during the Southern Song Dynasty
around 12th -13th centuries, have a simple design but because its simple, this influence other
regions to used this as something to learn and work off from in terms of certain designs and
shapes they can do with in making a vase.
Korean ceramics basically used the same ground work as Chinese ceramics. What makes it
different is that Korean ceramics uses designs that are more detail and sometimes its more of a
decorative piece than for regular uses in daily life. For example, the Maebyong Vase from the
Koryo Dynasty (918-1392) around the late 13th - early 14th centuries looks like this vase is not...