JAN LEE

Bio    

Unglazed surfaces marked with patterns and colors, created by the fire and smoke during the firing process, characterize the distinctive pottery of Jan Lee. Using a technique termed naked raku, her elegant ceramic forms have a buttery-soft texture with subtle, diffused designs.

Featured Piece
JAN  LEE Closed Form (_80)

Closed Form No. 80
- Raku
7-1/2 x 7 x 7 in
$ 260.00


JAN  LEE Closed Form (_80)
Closed Form No. 80
Raku  
7-1/2 x 7 x 7 in
$ 260
JAN  LEE Bottle No. 101
Bottle No. 101
Raku  
8 x 6 x 6 in
$ 240
JAN  LEE Bottle No. 93
Bottle No. 93
Raku  
13 x 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 in
$ 240
JAN  LEE Bottle No. 99
Bottle No. 99
Raku  
10-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 in
$ 240
JAN  LEE Bottle No. 94
Closed Form No. 91
Raku  
7-1/2 x 6 x 6 in
$ 220
JAN  LEE Expanded Form No. 100
Expanded Form No. 100
Raku  
9 x 7 x 7 in
$ 260
JAN  LEE Expanded Form No. 102
Expanded Form No. 102
Raku  
8 x 7 x 7 in
$ 240
JAN  LEE Expanded Form No. 98
Expanded Form No. 98
Raku  
9-1/2 x 5 x 5 in
$ 260
JAN  LEE Naked Raku Bottle
Naked Raku Bottle
Raku (50)  
11 x 5-1/2 in
$ 325
JAN  LEE Vase No. 103
Vase No. 103
Raku  
11 x 7 x 7 in
$ 320

JAN  LEE

JAN LEE

JAN LEE Biography

Unglazed surfaces marked with patterns and colors, created by the fire and smoke during the firing process, characterize the distinctive pottery of Jan Lee. Using a technique termed naked raku, her elegant forms have a buttery-soft texture with subtle, diffused designs.

The process begins with a bisque firing, then a resist slip is poured on and an over glaze applied. The piece is then fired in a raku kiln and put into a reduction (deplete of oxygen) container filled with wood shavings. The vessel stays in the container until it is completely cooled. At the end of this step the outer glaze has cracked and the resist layer has started to release allowing the glaze to peel away. Smoke has seeped through into the clay body to form the crazing effect. The pieces are then coated with wax and buffed with a soft cloth.

Lee received a BS degree from Western Carolina University (NC). Her work has been exhibited at the Spartanburg Art Museum (SC), San Angelo Museum of Fine Art (TX), and the Pickens County Art Museum (SC). Jan currently works from her studio in North Carolina.

JAN LEE Statement

“It’s all about experimentation. I thrive on the anticipation of the unknown and the adventure of getting there. When I fire, I just give it up to chance. After working with the process for several years, there are still moments that I can’t fully explain. All I know is when it works for me, it is truly magical.“

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