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January 20, 2010 > Clay Art

Clay Art

By Laurel Krebs
Photos By courtesy of Victor Lee

When we were in school some of us had the option to take art class and learn to work with clay. Most of us didn't take that interest much further and our interests in life went elsewhere. Artist Yung Hsien (Simone) Lee started out as a real estate agent in Taiwan where she met a teacher of air dry clay art and became enthralled. Now, ten years later Lee is not only a very accomplished artist, she teaches the technique of air dry clay art to children with plans to include adults in the near future.

Lee is making her artistic debut at the Milpitas Phantom Art Gallery with her "Clay Art Magic" exhibit. She uses air dry clay, which is allowed to harden to a durable solid by exposure to the air over a period of time instead of kiln drying, and then uses oils and acrylic painting to create beautiful works of art out of everyday objects that are breathtaking. The exhibit will be on display through March 12.

The Phantom Art Gallery is located at the Milpitas Community Center, which was founded in 2000. The art gallery exhibits the works of art of various local and international artists and its goal is to not only give artists the chance to show off their work, but to also bring awareness to the community of the arts available to view and enjoy.

For more information on the artist Simone Lee, please visit For more information on this exhibit or how to show your own artwork, call (408) 586-2786.

Clay Art
Through March 12
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phantom Art Gallery
Milpitas Community Center
457 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(408) 586-3210

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