But as you can see, my desire to see crafts overroad all my reservations and off I went to Seoul this morning. I got the COEX and had to ask where the Exhibition Center was and then when I was at the Exhibition Center I had to ask again where the fair was. But luckily the directions I received were excellent and I was able to find it without any trouble.
I found the ticket counter easily and paid my 10,000 WON for a ticket. I then proceeded to the entrance where I was stopped. I tried to give the attendant my ticket but he kept saying I needed a sticker. After some confusion he took me to a counter in front of the entrance where he wanted me to fill out a form and give it to another station. I looked at the form, entirely in Korean, and just took the form and my Korean namecard and gave it to that station. They took it and gave me a sticker and told me to wear it.
There was even some pottery action.
I also met a fellow polymer clay artist. His booth was really busy but I did manage to get one of his brochures.
If you love crafts, I would definitely go to the Handmade Korea Fair. They also had artists from other countries but I was only interested in the Korean artists. I'm so glad I went!