Jennifer Lee’s second solo exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe will present some of the ceramics which Lee made in Japan alongside works made in London.
Lee’s vessels are traditionally hand-built from flattened coils. She has developed a method of colouring them by mixing metallic oxides into the clay. The mixed coloured clays are sometimes left to mature for years – even decades – before being used.
Since Lee’s last show at Erskine, Hall & Coe in 2013, she has spent over five months in Japan, most of which time she worked as a guest artist in residence at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Centre. In 2015, she had her first commercial solo show in Japan, and she also exhibited at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art.
Working in Shigaraki gave Lee a new freedom to experiment with different clays and materials. It was there that she first started working in red clay; she also made flat wall pieces and thrown pots in Shigaraki.
The exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe will feature hand-built vessels, single and double wall works and drawings. A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will include an essay by Emma Crichton-Miller.