LOEWE Foundation and IED Madrid have joined forces once more to promote crafts as a fundamental axis of Design, Art and Economy. Both institutions strive to raise the awareness and visibility of craft professions as a fundamental part of design and art worldwide.

Thus, LOEWE FOUNDATION has selected IED Madrid's headquarters as part of a series of activities scheduled for 2022 after the presentation in November 2021 of The Room, a new platform that gathers the work of great contemporary artisans, winners and finalists of the iconic Loewe Craft Prize.

we are delighted to invite you to a discussion panel that will gather expert artisans at the Palacio de Altamira, headquarters of IED Madrid, to discuss about craftsmanship
and its connection with tradition and the future.

Experts will participate:

Hyeyoung Cho. Secretary General of the Korea Craft and Design Foundation.
Peter Bauhuis. Metal artist.
Jiyong Lee, glass artist.

They will be moderated by

Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design critic of El País, President of the Jury of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize.
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    Hyeyoung Cho
    Born in Seoul, Korea I left my country at the age of 4 because of my father’s job - I lived in many different countries. Educated under the British educational system, I majored in ceramics and then I returned to Korea to continue my studies in 1993. During the period that I was studying for my MFA Degree, I was given the opportunity to work as assistant curator for a large and long exhibition promoting Korean ceramics in the USA and Europe. Since then I have been given many opportunities to develop my skills in curating. Starting off as a studio ceramicist, I have been fortunate to broaden my experience from ceramic making to curating exhibitions and to working as an administrator.
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    Peter Bauhuis
    Peter Bauhuis‘ work consists of jewelry and objects. But a lot of his oeuvre is not limited to these genres. He conceives exhibitions challenging the beholder as both exhibit and exhibition concept are autonomous art work. Also his numerous books must be seen as independent art productions and are part of a network of making and its perception.

    Peter was born in Germany and lives and works in Munich. Being trained as a jeweler, Peter studied at the Munich Academy for Fine Arts. Since 1999 Bauhuis showed his work in exhibitions worldwide and won numerous awards and prizes, in 2020 his work was chosen for the short list of Loewe Craft Prize. His work can be seen in public collections in Europe, the USA and Australia.
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    Jiyong Lee
    Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois, USA. A professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As an instructor, he also has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally. Lee has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society from 2009 till 2015. He has won a number of honors, including Loewe Foundation's Craft Prize Finalist, Bavarian State Prize from International Trade Fair, Munich Germany, the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. His work was featured in various publications internationally including American Craft Magazine, Neues Glass, New Glass Review of the Corning Museum of Glass. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally and recent highlights include Loewe Foundation’s Craft Prize, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial in Estonia, and KOREA NOW exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and acquisitions by the Barry Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Chanel France.