My friend Martha found a place in Haebangchon right outside the Kimchi Pot gate for us to paint our own ceramic items. Despite my lack of artistic ability, it was a lot of fun. You could choose from a lot of different items; I chose a mug, total price 25,000₩ for the mug, paint supplies, and getting it glazed and fired or whatever the process is called. I’m not going to share a picture of my product because it’s a gift for someone and I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but here are a few photos of the workshop. Text 010-8829-3687 to make an appointment.
Book’Park at Blue Square outside of Hangangjin Station is a lovely bookshop/cafe. The light fixtures are stacks of books, and one floor has a Holly’s Coffee on it and the next floor up has a different (better) coffee shop. The stairwells are lined with books and the whole shop has a wonderful, quiet feel to it.