Buncheong ware (粉靑沙器) originated as low quality inlaid celadon produced in the late Goryeo Dynasty, but in the early Joseon Dynasty, it evolved into an entirely new type of pottery with unique aesthetic features.
Buncheong ware, which is made by coating the surface of celadon with white mud, comes in at least seven major varieties, depending on the method used to create patterns on the surface: inlaying, stamping, incising, reverse inlaying or sgraffito, painting, brushing (guiyal), and dipping (deombeong). Each technique achieves a different decorative effect and a unique beauty. While Goryeo celadon is characterized by a sophisticated aesthetic and the noble beauty of soft curves, Buncheong ware is marked by free and vibrant expression, straightforward shapes, and a vivacious aesthetic.
The Buncheong Ware Gallery is arranged by period, pattern, and technique, allowing visitors to easily grasp the particular characteristics of the many types of this uniquely Korean pottery style.