Yuso Lee completed a Bachelor of Ceramic Arts in 2000 at Ewha womans unviersity in Seoul, Korea. She has moved to Australia in 2005 and obtained a Diploma of Ceramics from Holmesglen institute TAFE in 2013.
Yuso has patispated many exhibitions and won several art prizes.
Yuso is a passionate ceramic teacher in a number of art centres in Melbourne.
'Clay is interesting material. I love working with clay because I can show what I want through 2D or 3D shapes. It has got a lot of character. It can be wet, soft, dry and hard. We can not predict the result 100%. There are many incidents and exceptions.'
Yuso's inspiration for ceramic works from her inner emotions and the environment she lives in. She works the clay into ceramic pieces that reflect her feelings, aspirations in life. Sometimes She makes faces and bodies for representing herself. She trys to simplify the body and face and show the emotions through those motions and positions.
Another part of her ceramic work is urban series. These buildings represent her urban surroundings. She captures the different moments in a city and shows the city view at day time and at dusk. The clay is shaped into 3D buildings that are overlapped to provide a diminishing perspective view of the city. The skyline is reflected by a wave shape at the upper section of the piece.