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Create a mother-of-pearl inlaid plate

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 175 reviews.Gangnam-gu, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Ina

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Korean

What you'll do

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.
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,…

Ina's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee, tea, snacks
  • Equipment
    Mother-of-pearl, tools, package
From G$10,906
/ person
Sun, Aug 16
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
G$10,906 per person
G$10,906 per person
Tue, Aug 18
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
G$10,906 per person
G$10,906 per person
Sun, Aug 23
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
G$10,906 per person
G$10,906 per person

Meet your host, Ina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 175 Reviews
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I studied design and ceramic art in South Korea and the United Kingdom. Currently, I teach painting and crafts in Seoul, and I also do some personal art projects. I would like to share the pleasure of making something by hand, and the respect for craftsmanship, with my guests.
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 175 reviews.

Olimpia A
August 2020
This was such a unique experience. I learned a little bit more about Korea and the history of this unique art form. Ina was very informative, helpful and patient as I don't always feel confident in my art abilities. This was such a beautiful experience. Thank you!
This was such a unique experience. I learned a little bit more about Korea and the history of this unique art form. Ina was very informative, helpful and patient as I don't always…
Miyoung
July 2020
독특한 경험이었고 마지막 작품이 너무 마음에 들었어요. 후회하지 않으실거에요. 강추
Eeh
July 2020
We had a fantastic time with Ina. This is truly a rare opportunity to experience a highly niche work of art. Ina has come up with a wonderful program that allows newcomers to create pieces of art with a high degree of personalization and completion. We were absolutely thrilled with both Ina’s explanations and guidance as well as the finished product. Highly recommend! 한국에서만 발견할 수 있는 한국의 예술작품을 만들 수 있는 특별한 경험이였습니다!
We had a fantastic time with Ina. This is truly a rare opportunity to experience a highly niche work of art. Ina has come up with a wonderful program that allows newcomers to creat…
Fauvé
May 2020
Ina was super nice and the experience was even better. She began with a history of the techniques and materials we would use in the session and then she patiently took us step by step through the hands on process. I would highly recommend this experience.
Ina was super nice and the experience was even better. She began with a history of the techniques and materials we would use in the session and then she patiently took us step by…
Pavel
March 2020
If you want to creat a special gift with twist from Korea - look no further! Ina will help you and guide you to make something really special and you will not be disappointed :)
Jamie
February 2020
I just had to do another class, it is that good! The second time was even better than the first as I had more practice, and was able to create a work that I was truly happy with. Ina was so helpful. Definitely do this if you get the chance.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

The shape of plate will be varied depends on its supply.
Please be informed that we have stairs in the place, sorry for any inconvenience.