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Kanghyo Lee - In Performance

Visitors to Mount Edgcumbe park will have the chance to watch a truly unique live art performance as master Korean ceramicist Kanghyo Lee hand builds one of his signature large scale vessels, finishing with a live slip decoration performance on Thursday evening.

Kanghyo Lee’s ‘Onggi’ building technique (involving the making of large storage jars) combined with ‘buncheong’ surface decoration (splashing with liquefied clay mixtures in the manner of Jackson Pollock’s “action painting”) has been internationally recognized and his work is found in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France; Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Korea and more.

Schedule of events:

Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September, Mount Edgcumbe House
The artist will be working on the front terrace of Mount Edgcumbe House each day, except Wednesday afternoon, between 10am and 4pm.

Wednesday 20 September, The Studio Theatre, Plymouth College of Art, 5:30pm
Kangyho Lee – in Film and in Conversation
This is a free event open to all members of the public as well as Making Futures delegates. As an introduction to his work, we will screen the documentary ‘Lee Kanghyo ‘Onggi Master’ produced by Goldmark Gallery (runtime approx. 35 mins). Following the film, Kanghyo Lee will himself enlarge briefly on aspects of his work in conversation with the Korean Ceramics curator, Jungwon Park. Kanghyo Lee will then take questions from the audience with translation support from Jungwon Park.

Thursday 21 September, Mount Edgcumbe House, 6pm
The project will culminate in a live slip decorating performance on the front terrace of Mount Edgcumbe House at 6pm.


Please note: all times are approximate. You can check on the Making Futures website for possible scheduling changes nearer to the event:

Delivered in partnership between Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives as part of Making Futures. Making Futures would like to acknowledge the support of Arts Council England in supporting this event. Making Futures would also like to acknowledge the support of the Goldmark Gallery with this event.


What: Kangyho Lee - In Performance

When: Monday 18 to Thursday 21 September 2017.

Where: Mount Edgcumbe House, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ



  • Alumni Event / Artist Talk / Exhibition
  • Mount Edgcumbe House, Cremyll, Plymouth PL10 1HZ
  • Free