Grace (Joo Young) Han, creating
First Friday: Women, Strength and Clay by Grace Han
Free, everyone is welcome.
The Caroline Dukes Memorial Artist Talk
What expectations of size and scale are placed on the work of women artists who create with clay? Ceramic artist Grace Han will examine how large ceramic works created by women are viewed and will explore the assumptions made of their creators. Is physical strength all that is required? Han will explore what fuels this creative process, beyond muscle and bone, and will present many examples of women who create large-scale ceramic works.
Grace Han is a ceramic artist originally trained in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dankook University, where she specialized in traditional Korean ceramic techniques and skills. She then worked for several years in one of the largest ceramic companies in Korea, building on her ceramics knowledge and experience outside of academia. She immigrated to Canada in 2011 and received her Master of Fine Arts from the U of M. She is now pursuing her career as a ceramic artist in Canada, her new home. She is a current mentee in MAWA’s Foundation Mentorship Program.