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ABOUT

동주의 수작업 제품은 옻과 나전이란 천연 재료로 반복적 칠 작업의 긴 시간과 숙련 장인의 기술을 바탕으로 견고함과 정교함을 만들어낸다. 천연 재료의 친환경적 요소와 장인정신의 전통 제작 기법이 빚어낸 독특한 질감과 색감은 오랜 역사와 문화의 통로를 마련하며 일상 생활속에 다양한 스팩트럼을 제공하면서 현대 공예의 역할을 담당한다.

Dongju art products are made of natural materials such as “옻 [ot]”, which means natural lacquer in Korean, and mother-of-pearl through complex traditional techniques that are inspired by Korean history and literature.

Our time-consuming, labor-intensive goods are carefully crafted through a repetitive process of drying and polishing many layers of lacquer. The last layer is inlayed with mother-of-pearl.

The materials used are naturally sourced without additives or chemicals. Dongju goods are created with much passion and skill using the finest and purest materials. The resulting product is solid and detailed with exquisite designs. It has a luminous shine and is lightweight and waterproof.

The products adapt unique colors and textures, inspired by ancient Korean culture, to contemporary times, successfully bridging modern day to Korean history. These hand crafted fine art pieces are practical for everyday life, not only representing art but also usefulness.

Mission of Dongju

Ottchil and Najeon are difficult, expensive, time-consuming, laborious, but marvelous. Many archaeological artefacts prove their scientific superiority and artistic value. Our mission is to follow our ancestors’ wise principles and spiritual inheritance. We create new functions and aesthetic values for human life. We design and produce masterpieces to fit into modern space with traditional grammars. Also, we truly respect the best master artisans in Korea and cooperate with them to inherit and develop our precious cultural heritage.