Dr. Pamela Vandiver presents at the Freer Gallery of Art


November 2011 - 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 her talk entitled “Cranes and Clouds: Evolution of the Inlay Technique in Korean Ceramics”, 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 at the Freer Gallery of Art was made possible by the generous support of the National Museum of Korea.

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