Seong Weon Joanne Lee!arrived in late June and will be artist in residence at Sonoma Ceramics through the end of 2019. 

Joanne is originally from Korea but mainly grew up in the US, all along studying traditional Korean porcelain in her home country while studying at some of the best American avant-garde art schools. Recently graduated with her MFA in Ceramics from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI), Joanne will surely bring some major talent to Sonoma’s art community for the next six months.

To learn more about Lee and welcome her to Sonoma, the public is invited to attend her Artist Talk/Demo/Potluck on August 15. The potluck is at 6pm with the presentation beginning at 6:30, all in the second floor ceramics studio, 209. Free and family friendly, the artist will share her backstory about work, life, and what it means to be an international artist in the world today. Additionally, she will demonstrate her masterful throwing skills and answer questions from the public.

Lee was chosen from an impressively competitive field of applicants based on the merits of her hand thrown and carved porcelain vessels. She will be sharing her talents through an 8 – week throwing and carving class that begins on September 27, 2019.

The Artist-in-Residence program at the Sonoma Community Center provides artists the space and time to create a cohesive body of work that reflects their time in Sonoma. The Artist-in-Residence program is funded 100% by the generosity of the community through fundraising and class enrollments. Residents help to run the ceramics studio, fire kilns, and teach classes.

To see more of Seong Weong Joanne Lee’s work, please visit: https://www.swjlceramics.com/