London-based artistJennifer Lee studied ceramics and tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. Later, she spent eight months in the USA, researching Native South-West North American prehistoric ceramics and visited contemporary West Coast potters. She finished her studies at the Royal College of Art in London, which strongly shaped her personal identity as an artist.
Jennifer is currently based in London. Her work has been widely appreciated and exhibited in London, Japan, and Sydney. Her artworks are represented in the many public collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum.
Jennifer doesn’t rush towards changes and her work develops slowly. Until recently her pots are hand built out of the same materials she has been using for almost forty years. The final items have carefully burnished unglazed surfaces, that graciously enhance the colored clays Jennifer uses. Every piece has the integrity of an original creation, absolute in its perfect balance and unique palette. The beauty of Jennifer’s work is visible in the continuity she keeps; although each pot is different, together they create a conversation with the pots Jennifer has made before and the pots that will come after. Her ceramics is held in light natural colors, such as sand, shale, graphite, pale and dark olive. As a big admirer of Japan, her recent work process has been influenced by its culture and materials. Several visits to Japan over the past three years have resulted in a series of remarkable red pots made from locally sourced Japanese red clay.