Lee is a modern ceramic sculptor who helped shape the ceramic sculpture movement in South Korea in the 70s and 80s and is known for using traditional Moon Jar material. Also, an antique collector, Lee has a depth of understanding of ancient Korean porcelain and works with a type of authentic clay that was used to create Moon Jars in the 18thcentury. This ancient Korean porcelain clay has a high moisture content that makes it difficult to throw into a large pot and this gave birth to the Moon Jar’s iconic asymmetric form. To embrace this unique material property, Lee constructs his forms using slabs which results in unexpected shapes and forms.
Professor, Dept. Craft, Art College, Chungang University, Korea
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Jinro Culture Foundation, South Korea
Gwangju Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, South Korea
Yeoju Ceramic Art Museum, South Korea
Moon Jar ; The Untold StoryArc Gallery, 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE 3 - 14 May 2023Lloyd Choi Gallery is delighted to annouce 'Moon Jar; The Untold Story', a London Craft Week Exhibition, organised by Korea Craft & Design Foundation and curated by Lloyd Choi. The Moon Jar is a sculptural form that became an icon in contemporary ceramic history and is celebrated in both the...Read more