Monday, March 12, 2012

The Cup: Lorna Meaden - Durango, CO

Lorna Meaden Celedon Mug
top and bottom patterning, soda fired porcelain, 2012
(3 x 5.25 inches) CUP 128 $48

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.

Lorna Meaden White Cup with Decoration
soda fired porcelain, 2012
(4.75 x 4 inches) CUP 127 $48 SOLD

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.

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