Maker

Lee Chi-Hong

Lee was once a graphic design student, however he eventually found enjoyment and inspiration from learning the practice of lacquer art. Through combing paper (the material he uses to scratch on for his designs) and lacquer arts, Lee is blazing a trail in Taiwan’s lacquerware making scene. 

Rather than relying on traditionally used material such as wood, ceramics and bamboo as bases for lacquerwares, Lee chooses paper for his works, a result which has amazed professional circles in Japan and elsewhere. Foldable, sturdy and highly decorative, Lee’s waterproof paper lacquerware can serve as containers, wine cups, pins and wall decorations, diversifying further the form and the use of lacquer art. As well as paper, Lee has also made lacquerware on steel and textile bases.