JeeEun Lee was trained as a ceramicist in South Korea. She came to the U.S. to pursue her MFA degree in ceramics. She is currently the ceramics professor at Northern Kentucky University. In recent years, she has been focusing on using ceramic sculpture to explore how nature influences her sense of self. In her current practice, water and mountains are the elements of nature that inspire her work. Water evokes thoughts of time and memory and inspires the artist to project her creative spirit into her work. Mountains and water offer limitless possibilities for the artist to communicate with nature through her work. Meditation is an important tool in Lee’s work. Through meditation, she nourishes her spirit and identity and expresses her feelings in the work. Lee feels the purpose of her work is to express the importance of a spiritual sense of self-realized in relationship to nature and share this idea with the viewer.