Mother-of-pearl is a craft material that is processed with thinly-sliced shells and has a natural refinement that artificial materials cannot be matched.
You'll, at first, learn the history of Mother-of-pearl and make fashion items such as hand mirrors, brooches, and containers. You can express anything on your works from Korean traditional patterns to initials of your name.
(Please wear face masks for sanitary reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Jinju Shell, a craft brand led by YoungOk Lee, a master of traditional shell crafts, is located in Bukchon Hanok Village.
Since she does not simply print colors on Mother-of-peal, but developed techniques that would not change color over time by making it absorb colors, she contributed to modernizing Mother-of-pearl craft. Her craftworks have been used in a number of Korean films and TV shows, such as Assassination, SKY Castle, and 100th day My Prince.
Make your own souvenir from the master of traditional art.
- 10 min: Greeting & Intro of Mother-of-pearl
- 40 min: Making it yourself
- 10 min: Closing & photoshoot time
Materials for program.
A cup of Americano is served around KRW 1,000. A part of the proceeds are donated to marginalized neighbors through the Red Cross.
Things to keep in mind
* Additional works for finishing at studio take 2 to 5 days and your work(s) will be shipped at your cost.
* It may take one or two hours to design because of a plethora of mother-of-pearl
Cancellation / Refund Policy
- Cancellation 2 days prior to the selected date: No refund
- Cancellation 3 days prior to the selected date: 100% refund
Address : 1F, 42-3 Bukchon-ro Jongno-gu Seoul
*Nearby Tourist Attraction Recommending Bukchon (Anguk, Seoul Subway Line 3)
Time leaping in history Bukchon was once a residential area for aristocrats and bureaucrats during the Joseon Dynasty. It is an area so-called called "historic sites in the city" where there are a number of historical and cultural assets, and artists' studios. It is good to walk wherever you can because there are many pretty cafes and shops in every alley. There are many historical sites, such as Gyeongbok Palace and Changdeok Palace and places to must-visit including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Insadong. You must be aware of Insadong, right?