The present-day ceramics masters in Korea definitely haven't forgotten their artistic forefathers. Even though they use modern techniques, as well, the beautiful pottery they're producing clearly harkens back to earlier Korean ceramics. The oldest earthenware of Korean origin that has been discovered dates back to approximately 8000 BC. The true beginning of ceramics as functional art in Korea can be attributed to the The Three Kingdoms of Korea, during the period between 57 BC and 668 AD. During this period, both rougher domestic products and sophisticated figurines were produced in Korean kilns. As time went on, techniques became more intricate and skilled, with geometric and floral patterns dominating the art form.