Lee Love -- Resume

Email: togeika@gmail.com                      WebSite: http://mingeisota.blogspot.com/


I was  born in Osaka, Japan and raised in Michigan.   I moved to Minnesota  in 1983 to study with the late Zen teacher, Dainin Katagiri Roshi.  
I  make functional pottery.   My work is influenced by traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics, especially everyday pots , that were sometimes chosen for tea ceremony.  I moved to Mashiko, Japan in 1999 to study pottery with National Living Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka.  After completing a 3 year apprenticeship in 2003, I built a wood fired kiln and set up a studio and worked as a studio potter in Mashiko.  I moved back to Minneapolis in 2007 and currently work in my studio at home. I fire in gas reduction, soda and woodfire.  I also do raku and am exploring slipware.


2011   Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Next Step Grant
2011  Guest Artist, Mungeyeong Chasabal (Chawan) Festival, South Korea
2010  Kansas City Clay Guild National Teabowl Competition. Second Runner Up.
2009  Minnesota States Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant
2008  Northern Clay Center /McKnight Residency
1999  Jerome Travel-Study Grant.
1998   Asian American Renaissance/Jerome Foundation
          Career Development Grant For Emerging Asian American Artists.
1996  Northern Clay Center - Jerome Artist Project Grant.


2008-present  Raymond Avenue Gallery, Saint Paul
2007-present  Gallery Shunn, Hiroo Tokyo
2006-present  Northern Clay Center Holiday Sale, Minneapolis, MN
2006-present  Northern Clay Center Sales Shop, Minneapolis, MN
2003-2007     Tsukamoto Gallery, Mashiko, Japan
2003-present  Wasabidou Antiques & Craft Gallery, Seattle Washington
2000-present  Owner International ClayCraft & Woodkiln Google Email Lists
1991-'99, 2008 Member, Northern Clay Center
1991-1999  Studio Artist, Northern Clay Center
1993-1995  Sales Gallery Artist, Northern Clay Center
1995-1997  Holiday Sale, Northern Clay Center


2010  From Mashiko To Minnesota Two,Raymond Ave.Gallery St. Paul,MN
2010  Shino Redux Show, Clay Art Center Port Authur, NY, Malcolm Davis, Judge
2009  McKnight Residency Show, Northern Clay Center
2009  LOLA Longfellow Crawl, founder and participant
2008-2009    Favorite Cup Show, Art on Water Gallery, Northfield, MN
2008-2009 One Person Show, Raymond Avenue Gallery, Saint Paul, MN 
2007, 2009 Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center
2007   One Person Show, Gallery Shunn, Hiroo Tokyo, Japan
2005-present  Northern Clay Center Holiday Show, Minneapolis, MN
2005  Mashiko Toki-ichi Pottery festival at Messe Prefectural     Ceramic  Museum grounds, Mashiko, Japan
2005  Mingei Influences Group Exhibition, Seattle Washington USA
2005  Woodfire Group Exhibition, Tacoma, Washington USA
2004  Tetsuo Itoi and Friends, 6 person inv. Show, Moka City, Japan 
2003  Graduation Show at Tsukamoto Gallery, Mashiko, Japan
1998  MingeiSota Potters, Curated by Warren MacKenzie
          Western Village, Nikko, Japan
1998  Art Of Craft, Craft Of Art 5 Person Show at Minnetonka Art Center. 
1997  Northern Clay Center Holiday Exhibition and Sale
          12 Working Artists: Northern Warehouse Invitational Holiday Show 
           Connected By Fire, Four Person Invitational Exhibition,
           Saint Cloud State University
           5 Jerome Artists, Northern Clay Center
1996  11 Working Artists:  Northern Warehouse Invitational Holiday Show 
1995  Artist’s Studio Open House, Northern Warehouse Artists’ Co-op  
1994  Holiday Exhibition And Sale, Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts 
1993  Clay At Calhoun Square, Northern Clay Center Exhibition and Sale
          Artist’s Studio Open House, Northern Warehouse Artists’ Co-op
1992  Studio Artists’ Group Exhibition, Northern Clay Center
          Minnesota State Fair Juried Art Exhibition
1992-1998 Artist’s Studio Open House, Northern Warehouse Artists’ Co-op
1991  Minnesota State Fair, Northern Clay Artists’ Exhibition


2006  Hosted and Organized the ClayCraft International Workshop In    Mashiko, Japan
2003-2007 Traditional Japanese Woodblock printing with Tetsuo Itoi in Mashiko, Japan
2000-2003 Three year apprenticeship with  National Living Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka in Mashiko, Japan
1998 April 2nd study trip to Japan.  Attended MingeiSota opening.Traveled  to   pottery centers & museums.              
        Arranged to study in Mashiko.
1993 March Travelled to Japan to study in Zen temples at Shikoku and   
         Kyushu. Also researched Japanese and Korean pottery. 
1991-96  Northern Clay Center Workshops with  Bob Brisco, Randy Johnston, Warren MacKenzie,     
               JanMcKeachie-Johnston,Matt Metz, Jeff Oestreich, Pete Pinnel,  John Reeve &  Linda Sikora
1990-1991  University of Minnesota, with Curt Hoard and Mark Pharis
1984-1999 Traditional sewing of Buddhist Robes (Nyoho-e) with Tomoe Katagiri
1983-1990 Studied Soto Zen Buddhisim with Dainin Katagiri Roshi In Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1972-1976 Central Michigan University, B.S.W.