This two-hour workshop is designed for beginners. We will take a brief look at the history of Najeon Chilgi—the Korean wooden lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Made from the shining, unchangeable beauty of pearl oyster or abalone, mother-of-pearl is smooth, iridescent, and is considered to be the jewel of the orient. The traditional Najeon Chilgi technique is complicated and takes a long time. During this workshop, we will use a technique that cuts the mother of pearl and we'll stick in these pieces to decorate a wooden plate, or a handheld mirror like a little mosaic. I will also have prepared the pre-cut pieces of shell, which will be easy to stick. All materials and tools will be provided and you will be offered a choice of different designs. Of course, you can also bring an image if you have one in your mind. You will enjoy a well-deserved drink after you've finished creating your masterpiece, which you'll get to take home with you.
Coffee, tea, snacks
Mother-of-pearl, tools, package
This workshop will be held at my home, where my family have been living for about 20years. It's not a fancy studio, but it will give you a good chance to peep into the real life of Seoul.
Create a mother-of-pearl inlaid plate