2009 The theme of The 5th CEBIKO was <Adventures of the Fire>. Fire is the essential element in sublimating clay into fine art. Fire breathes life into clay and transforms it into a fascinating form of art. <Adventures of the Fire> symbolically represented the adventurous and innovative creations of ceramic artists who ceaselessly explore the indispensable element of ceramics: fire. The 5th CEBIKO, dubbed <Adventures of the Fire> presented new perspectives and a future vision of contemporary ceramic art.