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Heami Lee
Seoul, Korea

B. 1984

Heami Lee is well-known for her elegant and glossy porcelain which is painted with gold-rim or silver. The Korean artisan majored in ceramics at Hongik University and now runs Heami Atelier, her studio and a showroom in Hannam-dong in Seoul. Lee works in porcelain, and her simple objects have an airy and light texture. To create her silver works, she first fires the porcelain piece, and then paints it with silver four or five times with a brush. It’s then fired again to build up the color and attain the feeling she desires. The layered silver creates a gleam which may slowly change over time, part of Lee’s ongoing exploration of “temporality.”

Shop Artisan: Heami Lee