Min Soo Lee
1980Born in Seoul, Korea
2008–2012Studies Crafts and Design, Seoul National University, Korea (Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts)
2009Prize of the President of the Italian Republic, 56° Premio Faenza
2010Talente Prize Munich, Germany
2013Art Fund Collect Winner by Durham University Oriental Museum, Saatchi Gallery, London
2015Bronze prize, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2015, Cheongju, Korea
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Min Soo Lee

Min Soo Lee’s vessels captivate the beholder with their constructivist clarity and absolute perfection, down to the tiniest detail. It’s hard to believe that they are all created on the potter’s wheel. After throwing the porcelain body, this ceramist from South Korea applies multiple layers of porcelain slip, adding each new layer when the previous one is semidry. The white layers are composed of a matte glaze, and the blue ones – which are sprayed on – of a mixture of glaze and slip. After firing the vessels in the reduction kiln, he polishes all unglazed surfaces. Geometrical cuts in the vessels’ rims reveal the layered structure on the inside: utmost elegance in white and blue. The prices range from 1000 to 7000 euros. ART AUREA AWARD winner 2015

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