Laura Zindel

Laura Zindel Design

"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 combines her passion for ceramics and naturalist illustration into unique works of art that reflect the beauty, curiosity, and variety of the natural world. Her interest in nature and design is rooted in the simplicity of forms and truth to materials advocated by the Arts and Crafts movement. She is also drawn to Victorian "Cabinets of Curiosities," finding that these eclectic profusions of objects placed into cabinets with obsessive devotion touch something unexplainable and primal in her response to her art.

A ceramist by training, Zindel has always loved to draw with a pencil. Her initial drawings on the surface of clay with a glaze pencil ultimately led her to the transfer process for creating her work; her drawings are now silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers. This process also lent itself to repetition, allowing Laura to create exquisite surface patterns from her drawings on a wide variety of ceramic pieces.