Lauren Kearns Porcelain
Bowl
Lauren Kearns
Tea Bowl

AboutAbout

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Lauren received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and an MFA in Ceramics at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. She studied with Ken Ferguson, Victor Babu and George Kokis. She went on to a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Lauren's passion for ceramics has been developed and expressed through her work in porcelain. She is currently focusing on platters and very low bowls that can be displayed on walls. These forms allow for the development of new color and pattern exploration. She has worked on sculptural forms and printmaking techniques. She had a wholesale pottery business for a number of years, participating in the Rosen and American Craft Council shows from 1989 to 1995.

Lauren has worked in a variety of capacities in the ceramic and art field. She has taught ceramics, drawing and art as well as being a studio artist in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puget Sound area, Carbondale, and Loveland CO. She has been a teacher and mentor to a wide variety of students at all ages, skill levels, and settings.

Her work has appeared in a number of well-known galleries around the country including: the Holter Art Museum in Helena, Montana, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, and the Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA and the NCECA International Teapot Exhibit in Xixang, China. Recently she won an award as "Colorado's Best Artist" form the Arts Students League "delecTable:the Fine Art of Dining" Exhibition in Denver. In the past recent years she won some awards: Tabletop – The Art League, Alexandria, VA – Honorable Mention, Out of Round, Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, Arvada, CO, 3rd place award, and Uncommon Clay, Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO, 1st Place Award. Lauren's work has also been featured in 500 Pitchers, and 500 Teapots, both published by Lark Books.

After five years as the Executive Director of the Carbondale Clay Center, due to a lack of funding the position was eliminated and Lauren moved to Ventura, California. She taught ceramics and drawing at Santa Barbara City College, in continuing education at the Schott Center. She worked in mono and linoleum prints and started to learn a dance called West Coast Swing.

She is now working in Loveland, Co, where she opened her porcelain studio at the beginning of 2014. She is continuing to explore new forms and creating a wide range of surface decorations. She was an adjunct instructor at University of Northern Colorado, Laramie County Community College and Columbia College, Denver campus. She teaches drawing for beginners classes, in the area. She attended a residency at AIR Vallarius, France, for the month of September, 2016.

Organizations

  • Potters Council Mentor
  • NCECA