As a gardener comfortable in the dirt, I find satisfaction using that same type of medium, clay, to try and replicate Nature’s art.
Porcelain allows me to create a three dimensional, tactile effect as I try to bring my native habitat to life for others to enjoy year round in their homes and gardens.
Through handbuilding, slabwork and coiling I manipulate the clay into buds breaking from the surface just as real blossoms spring from the soil. Mason stains and underglazes give me a wide palette to paint the details, then I spray a clear glaze and fire to cone 6. Some pieces are further enhanced with lusters.
Some regular visitors may recognize Lori’s work from the Old Mill Shop, where she has sold for many years. We are excited that she was accepted as Demonstrating Juried Artisan this year!