Jihye Han

Exeter, New Hampshire


Jihye Han is earned a BFA in sculpture and ceramics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas. She was the recipient of the award winner for Texas BIPOC ceramic Emerging artist to the Clay Houston TX in 2021 and recently received the 2022 Emerging Artist award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Han has participated in numerous exhibitions at institutions nationally and internationally. She has been an artist-in-residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2022. Han is currently a full-time faculty of the Art Department at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Artist Statement

I use clay, as well as hand-building techniques, to blend traditional ceramic processes with multi-layered paintings to share my experiences, memories, dreams by creating implied narrative. I see my work as a physical manifestation of memory, and an exploration of personal history, cultural tradition, and belief systems in the contemporary world. In addition, my work draws from personal experiences and my Korean heritage; I use physical processes to investigate diverse facets of perception to broaden emotional, physical, and cultural understands of human experience.



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