movie day: Cranes and Clouds: Evolution of the Inlay Technique in Korean Ceramics

In the mid-12th century, Korean artists introduced the technique of
using black and white inlays beneath green glaze to depict floating
clouds, cranes, and flowers on ceramics. A later, quite different
version of this practice, known as sanggam, produced lively, abstract
patterns with white pigment alone. In this talk, Dr. Pamela Vandiver,
professor of materials science and engineering at the University of
Arizona, investigates this amazing technology and its evolution at a
microscopic level. This lecture is made possible by the generous support
of the National Museum of Korea.