Hexagon Classic Design

Jaejun Lee

Jaejun Lee

Working on the wheel actually has limit to express my thoughts and idea. It is not
very easy for me to tell stories through my pots. Although some people have the
shapes altered after throwing by carving or giving them pressures, I only tend to
work in circular motion. But this “limit” is the reason I choose this way of work.
Shapes which has been used for a long time give us a comfortable feeling. My
objective is to make something useful in everyday life, and thought that things with
circular forms would be the most practical ones.

In my work, quality is regarded as one of the most important things. I spend the
majority of my time for better finishing, which often times takes more than the
turning, trimming, and firing combined. Each use of 60/100/200/400/800/1800/3000
diamond polishing papers brings different results. Polishing is such a tiresome process
that my whole body aches after the work is done. However, once I am done with
this process and look at my finished works, I truly understand what the most
important aspects of creation is to me.

I hope my work can enrich not only myself but also the beholder’s lives, and bring
comfort to them.