LEE Sang-jae

LEE Sang-jae(1943) was the Important Intangible Cultural Heritage of No. 103 Wanchojang (Wangul master). With a workshop located in Ganghwa, Korea’s one of the few wangul -growing region,
‘Pye-baek dongguri’ is used by the bride to present foodstuffs that she had prepared to her in-laws. Although tradition calls for these items to be round in shape, LEE now creates works of a variety of shapes, such as squares, hexagons, and octagons. He began by creating a square sajuham and then designed an innovative rounded-square shape. He thus created an all-new rounded-square pye-baek dongguri, which exhibits a consummate level of artistic craftsmanship. (The Korea Foundation)