This talented energetic young man brought his best game to the Ceramics Studio as our demo artist in February.
A BFA in Ceramics from Fullerton, followed by an MFA in ceramics from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, prepared him for his teaching career and his return home to California. He has taught at Chapman University, Coastline Community College, Saddleback Community College and Chaffey College. A track record of artist in resident grants, and solo-exhibitions at the Center for the Arts in Pomona, and locally at Coastal Eddy, in Laguna Beach, he has shown his work across the county in numerous group exhibitions. Always experimenting, his work ranges from the humorous and often depicts scenes from everyday life to the avant-garde.
Currently, he lives in San Clemente, CA with his wife Jennifer and two beautiful daughters, Harper and Delaney. He is an instructor of ceramics at Chapman University and Coastline Community College.
This very talented man was born in Korea and was raised in South Korea. Lacking the money for college, Jae took a job with a publishing company and worked for a daily newspaper in Seoul as an Illustrator.
Jae moved to the United States in 1978 and in 1981 opened a printing and graphic design in Los Angeles. Jae has two children and three grandchildren. In 2004, after retiring, he and his wife moved to Laguna Woods without any idea of what to do once they arrived. A tour of Clubhouse 4 motivated him to start pottery and sculpture. Three and one-half years of sculpture classes at Saddleback College were followed by thirteen years of sculpture and drawing classes with the Emeritus program.
Recently he has become interested in abstracting the process and holds Picasso, Giacometti, Matisse, and Archtenko as some of his favorite artists. Jae’s current hobbies include making rapid drawings while watching ballet dancers perform, in real time, on Channel 149. A nearly impossible task!
Line drawings and portraits with ballpoint pen absorb his time when not off to the art or ceramic studios in Clubhouse 4 to do his work. Research and enjoyment take him to the neighborhood libraries to take a moment to savor the gorgeous art books available.
A more comprehensive look at Jae’s fabulous artwork can be done by going to the following links: