Clay Arch Gimhae Museum
The Clayarch Gimhae Museum leads the field of architectural ceramics. There are none in this caliber that combines ceramics with architecture. The name signifies its role as ‘clay’ stands for ceramics and ‘arch’ for architecture. The museum integrates science with art, education and industry as the leading organization for ceramics and architecture.
Clay as a medium has infinite possibilities and it has contributed significantly to the progress and development of human society in the past. Therefore continued research and development, on both the aesthetical and material qualities, is important. Furthermore architecture is a scientific technology that helps to improve the lives of human beings, by creating more beautiful and convenient living spaces. New advancement and development in architectural materials in correlation to the development of technology, reflects time and culture making today’s architecture an art form.
It is most appropriate that ceramics should integrate with architecture as the two fields compliment one another: through architecture new possibilities in ceramics can be further explored and developed, while through ceramics architecture can experiment with new aesthetical expressions simultaneously as discovering more about its materialistic qualities. The two areas can generate interesting ideas and possibilities as they harmonize effectively together.