1980-1983 Royal College of Art, London, MA 1979-1980 Andrew Grant Travelling scholarship to USA 1975-1979 Edinburgh College of Art, MA
Jennifer Lee is an award-winning and highly regarded ceramic artist who has her works in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.
Lee works in elemental materials, combining clay, water and oxides. In the past six years she has spent time working in Japan; invited by Issey Miyake to exhibit at his foundation, she showcased her pots within an installation by Tadao Ando.
The artist prefers not to apply glaze but achieves colour through the use of oxides, as in this piece Mashiko 50-19. Created in Mashiko, a town famous for its pottery situated to the northeast of Tokyo, it is made of clay from Shigaraki and Japanese oxides. The artist witnessed first-hand the typhoon that devastated Japan in autumn 2019, that also hit Mashiko. “When clay is fired you can have a lasting image” says Lee. The poignancy and poetry in her contribution to Cure3 is derived from the qualities of durability, simplicity and a direct connection to nature.