Jin-Gyu learned the ancient art of onggi pot-making from his parents. Today, he is the youngest of about 20 people left in Korea who are certified to properly recreate traditional Korean onggi, a process which requires intense physical labor and adherence to traditional guidelines. The pots are used to hold kimchi, soy bean paste, red pepper paste, and other foods that require air to ferment, which the clay — made from Korean rain water, plants, and mountain soil — provides.
Producers: Pelin Keskin, Carla Francescutti
Director/Field Producer: Nadia Cho
Camera: Gerald Lee, Tim Han
Editor: Murilo Ferreira
Executive Producer: Stephen Pelletteri
Development Producer: McGraw Wolfman
Coordinating Producer: Stefania Orrù
Audience Engagement: Daniel Geneen, Terri Ciccone
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Video How a Master Potter Makes Giant Kimchi Pots Using the Traditional Method — Handmade
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