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Laura Zindel

Laura Zindel Ceramics

''I believe that some objects can carry a personal history through a family from year to year. I hope that I can make art that a family member can hand down the line. Something bought on a whim that becomes the platter for the turkey or sits on the mantel. "Crazy old Uncle Larry bought that peculiar spider platter, and we just can't seem to part with it." I would like to be a part of that.''

Laura Zindel's current work is inspired by the Victorian obsession with nature, and the art of collecting and displaying one?s passions. Her ceramic pieces are hand built from white earthenware, and have leaves, insects, animals and other natural forms.

From her decorative ideas Zindel makes pencil drawings. She then silk screens the images, prints them with enamel and collages them onto the finished glaze pieces. She also occasionally draws designs directly onto pieces with glaze pencil. With either method of decorative, the pieces are then re-fired and the final images are permanently melted onto the surface.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
"Viewpoint Ceramics," Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, CA, 2004
"Ink & Clay 30," Cal Poly Tech University, Pomona, CA, 2004
"Clay National 2003," The St. Petersburg Clay Co., St. Petersburg, FL, 2003
"One of a Kind," ACGA, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA, 2003
"Narrative Ceramics," Center for Ceramic Art, Berkeley, CA, 2003