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LORNA MEADEN

# 1 $52

# 2 $52

# 3 $52

Tumbler Wood/Soda fired, cone 10

TTumbler Wood/Soda fired, cone 10

Mug d/Soda fired, cone 10

# 4 $52

# 5 $52

Mug d/Soda fired, cone 10

Mug d/Soda fired, cone 10

ARTIST STATEMENT

ARTIST BIO

My work is soda fired porcelain. It begins with the consideration of function, and the goal is for the form and surface of the pots to be interdependent. Making the work starts with a three dimensional division of space, continues with drawing on the surface, and finishes with the addition of color.

Lorna Meaden grew up in the western suburb of Chicago, La Grange. After receiving a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1994, she established a studio in Durango, Colorado where she worked as a studio potter for the next eight years. She received an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University in June of 2005. She has recently been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She was featured as a demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, as well as Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. Her work is represented my several national galleries. She is currently a studio potter in Durango, as well as Adjunct Professor of Art at Fort Lewis College.

New ideas are gradually incorporated into previous bodies of work through making. Source information for my work can be as simple as looking at the patterns in the stacked bricks of my kiln, to something as complex as forms from 18 th century European manufactured silver. I experience the evolution of my work through creative repetition in the studio. I am interested in having my work display both practical and extravagant attributes. I am drawn to work that is rich in ornamentation, with lavish use of materials- both scarce in a culture of mass production. Functional pottery, in its connection to sustenance, closely relates to the human body, revealing what it means to be human. Handmade pots are potent in their power to reveal the extraordinary, within the ordinary. I am driven by the insatiable pursuit of the “good pot�. Successful in terms of tactile, visual, and functional attributes; lastingly significant when packed with the passion of the maker- reflecting humanity, and contributing to the craft.

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