Cliff Lee is a Chinese immigrant from Taiwan who made the transition from being a neurosurgeon to ceramicist, and has never looked back. He takes inspiration from nature, the environment, and traditional Chinese porcelain to produce works of art that have a unique and contemporary flavor. Dragons, branches, and lotus flowers find a new expression that harkens back to Dynastic Chinese vessels.
The depth of Lee's dedication borders on obsession, and he is involved in every step of the process, from making his own glazes to shaping and firing each piece. He is most famous for having recreated the celadon and imperial yellow glazes that were used on traditional Chinese vases.
Every vessel is a labor of love, and it is in reaching the nexus between skill and creativity that makes Cliff Lee's craft so exceptional.