Minneapolis potter Lee Love makes functional stoneware inspired by the traditions of the Japanese and Korean tea ceremony. While his pottery isn’t only for taking tea, he does like to emphasize that purpose, “to help people who use my work to slow down and enjoy their lives.”
His art business name is Ikiru Pottery. His pieces are finished with reduction, wood and soda firing techniques.
Together with his wife, printmaker Jean Shannon, he has been a part of LoLa from the beginning. They will be showing their work in their home on 36th Ave. just three blocks south of Lake Street, along with book artist Theresa Harsma.
What inspires/informs your art?
Korean and Japanese tea ceremony.
How long have you been involved with LoLa?
I am a founding member and attended LoLa's very first meeting.
What do you like about LoLa?
Seeing my neighbors and friends. Talking about art, philosophy and beauty.
Are you doing anything special for LoLa?
We will raffle a piece of functional pottery and a woodblock print. All who come to our site are eligible for free!
Follow Ikiru Pottery on Facebook to see more of Lee’s pottery and keep apprised of art events and galleries where he shows his work.