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World Pottery Expo 2001

he World Ceramic Exposition (WOCEK), an 'international non-profit, cultural festival for the new millennium, celebrating the past, present and future of ceramic arts', will be held in the Korean cities of Ichon, Yoju and Kwangju; all brimming with age-long traditions in ceramics; from August 10 to October 28, 2001. The theme of the event is "Shaping the Future with Earth" and the exhibition is officially supported by the Korean government and the Gyeonggi Province Office, and sponsored by the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics) and the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). The Biennial will be WOCEK's main event, but other events such as national exhibitions and conferences and an International Ceramic Symposium will also be held. All of which promises to be a great show.

The 1st World Biennial of Ceramics 2001 Korea is the main event and is an international ceramics competition of giant proportions. Ceramic works from about 80 nations; world culture pottery, folk pottery and modern pottery; will be displayed during the exhibition and about five million visitors are expected to turn up.

Gyeonggi-do Icheon, Yeoju, Gwangju region

How to get there
-Icheon, Gyeonggi-do: Bus leaving from Gangnam bus terminal (Nambu bus terminal station, subway line 3) every 30 minutes. The bus ride takes about 70 minutes. Get off at Seolbong Park.

-Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do: Bus leaving from Gangnam bus terminal (Nambu bus terminal station, subway line 3) running every 40 minutes during weekdays and every 30 minutes at weekends.

-Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do: Take Bus No. 1113-1 at Seoul East Bus Terminal in front of Gangbyun Station, subway line 2. Get off at Gonjjiam.

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