‘Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture’, Curatorial Essay for Steven Young Lee

Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House Pottery

Steven Young Lee

April 11 – May 9, 2013

Catalogue Essay:

Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture

by Donald Kuspit

“…Lee’s vessels are an object lesson in the deliberate use of unpredictable chance to dramatic effect. They call attention to the hazards of the firing process as well as to the
properties of clay. They take a calculated risk, demonstrating the uncertain dialectic of fire and clay that informs ceramic art.”

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Steven Young Lee, “Jar with Clouds” 2013, porcelain with cobalt inlay, 16 x 14 x 15″.