Art Education and Ceramics Professor Richard Nickel was awarded the Select prize at the 2010 Ulsan International Onggi (Earthenware) Competition in Ulsan, South Korea. The competition is aimed at examining the superiority and diversity of living Onggi and compares various earthenware products from around the world under the theme of ‘Breathing Earthenware, Bright Future.’ This year is the 2nd year that the international event is held. “Onggi, A Breathing Vessel Containing Future”, the theme of the competition, reflects the superiority and diversity of Onggi that has always being with human society.
The Competition would like to have the opportunity to compare the Onggi cultures that vary from country to country. The competition publicly invites works created by artists with the capability to renew the past, presence and the future of Onggi.