31st August 2017

Kanghyo LEE – In Performance 18th-21st September

A truly unique live art performance by Master Korean Ceramicist Kanghyo LEE. Visitors to Mount Edgcumbe park will be able to watch as he hand builds one of his signature large scale vessels finishing with a live slip decoration performance on Thursday evening.

Kanghyo LEE’s ‘onggi’ building technique (involving the making of large storage jars) combined with the ‘buncheong’ surface decoration (splashing with liquefied clay mixtures in the manner of Jackson Pollock’s “action painting”) has been internationally recognized and his work is found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France; Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Korea and more.

Note: all times are approximate, please check the weblink below for possible changes to times nearer the event.

Monday 18th to Thursday 21st: the artist will be working on the front terrace of Mount Edgcumbe House each day, except Wednesday afternoon, between approximately 10AM and 4PM.

Wednesday 20th, the artist will will talk about his work in the main lecture Theatre at approximately 5:30PM at Plymouth College of Art. This is a free event open to all members of the public.

Thursday 21st: the project will culminate in a live slip decorating performance on the front terrace of Mount Edgcumbe House at approximately 6:00PM.

Delivered in partnership between Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives as part of Making Futures.

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