Lee Kang Hyo

Born in 1961, Lee Kang-hyo studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Hongik University, graduating in 1983. He then worked for three years as an apprentice in Onggi pottery in the South Kyongsang Province. After training in the technique and a further three years working as an assistant, Lee started his own studio where he developed his pottery with his wife, also a ceramicist, building the kiln they still use to this day. Lee is widely regarded as one of the finest Korean potters working today and his pots tell the story of a man’s search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, his pots give an insight into the spiritual journey that Lee took and which plays a vital part in his artistic practice today. 
Lee is world-famous for mastering the traditional Korean technique called Onggi – a technique that allows him to make enormous, often man-sized pots which he then decorates using an exciting explosion of glaze and colour in his own inimitable fashion. Lee has exhibited all over the world and his work is held in many important public and private collections including V&A Museum, British Museum, London, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Institute of Chicago and International Ceramic Museum, Italy

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