Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Heesoo earned her BA in art from Ewha University. Heesoo began a full-time studio practice in Berkeley, CA in 2000. From there, she relocated to Maui, where she established a thriving studio business. Heesoo was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in 2013 and returned as a long term resident in 2014-2016, as a fall resident 2022, as a visiting artist in 2019 and 2021. She is currently a full time studio artist in Helena, MT.
Heesoo's Upcoming Workshops
Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.
Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Aug 12 - 23, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Expression of Depth and Layering
Heesoo Lee’s work primarily draws from nature and the landscape, and she uses it to create the perception of depth and movement on her own pieces. In this workshop, participants create porcelain vessels, including a porcelain basket and vase, through an additive process and hand-built forms, with demonstrations of techniques for building up surfaces; altering, texturing, and decorating surfaces to enhance the three-dimensionality of a painting; and layering with underglazes. Students do not need to be skilled in handbuilding, though a basic comfort with handling clay is vital. While landscape is the focus of the workshop, students are encouraged to use the technique in any way they choose.