Lauren Kearns Porcelain
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Artist StatementArtist Statement

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"My primary interest in creating is to create objects are used in daily life, that bring us beauty and joy. As our society becomes more desensitized to the individual, I feel that creating objects from hand, in ways that have existed throughout time, is vital and necessary. I hope my work reminds people of the art of the hand made. In the use of objects and appreciation of art, one's life is enriched, as it serves as a reminder of history and the connections we have to the arts.

I have been continually fascinated by creating patterns over forms I create. My source of inspiration has been Japanese lacquerware. I use the forms as a background for color and patterns over the beautiful white background that the porcelain provides. Porcelain provides a fluidity of movement and texture that is a continuous pleasure to work with. It is my intention in creating forms, that are decorative and functional, to give pleasure and beauty.

Currently I am working with patterns inspired by fall leaves with Oriental and European fusion influences. I am using underglazes as lines and wash to create layers of color. My past series was the Water Series, inspired by ocean life."