Young Jae Lee, born in Seoul, South Korea, has spent most of her life working and living in Essen, Germany.  During the early 1970s, Lee had practical ceramics training with German potters and by 1978, she had set up her own atelier near Heidelberg.  She has been the director of Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, in Essen, Germany, since 1987.

Lee focuses on the individuality of each piece of work and has combined the serene forms of traditional Korean ceramics (spindle vases and bowls of all sizes) with the work ethic and function of the Bauhaus.

Lee's "Vessels" will be on view at LongHouse Reserve through October 12.