"I always feel honored when someone says to me, 'The mug you made is my favorite cup, and I just can't have my coffee in anything else.'"
Lulu Ceramics offers strong, durable, hand-crafted serving pieces for everyday use by big people, little people, pets, and plants. Louise Bilodeau strives to make pots that contribute to people's enjoyment of home. For everyday use or an event, she feels that handmade serving pieces make a meal special.
The artist creates all serving pieces from start to finish, from throwing and stamping to glazing and firing. Withstanding the rigors of everyday use is an important reason for Bilodeau to work in cone 6 clay. Her pieces are dishwasher and oven safe, and product tested by her two children.
Bilodeau studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Maine College of Art, and received her B.F.A. at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She then worked as an apprentice at Sawyer Street Studios and eventually became an owner in the ceramic artist collective located in South Portland, Maine.