Kathleen Laurie

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Kathleen gets a little help from her kitty

Kathleen gets a little help from her kitty

From an early age I knew that I would be an artist. I became a naturalist just by virtue of my environment – a glacially carved forested ravine on the edge of Lake Michigan full of animals, birds, nests, amphibians, and reptiles. I received my BS from Illinois State University where I studied a broad range of art media with ceramics as my primary focus. Clay became my canvas of choice. I paint, draw and splash layers of glazes on the clay form and will often use turtles or other animals as a design element. The forms are either slabs of earthenware or stoneware clay draped over a hump mold or functional pottery that is thrown on the wheel and distorted. Sculpted animals such as rabbits, dogs and cats are often added to my work.

My studio is in Evergreen, Colorado where I continue to explore the boundaries of clay expression as it relates to the natural world around me.   My clay work was recently published in the book ’500 Animals in Clay’ by Lark.

Kathleen’s ceramic work can be found at The Evergreen Gallery located in Evergreen, CO and The Sand Dollar Gallery at 1256 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 303-871-8028.

Kathleen can be reached at kathleen@coloradopotters.org.