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Lauren Kearns

Lauren Kearns Porcelain

"I create beautiful, one-of-a-kind objects for daily use to enhance our lives and connect us to the history of the arts. Ceramic art connects us to history, and making objects connects me as an artist to cultures around the world through a common language."

Lauren Kearns is interested in creating objects that bring beauty and joy to daily life. She feels that creating objects in ways that have existed throughout time is vital and necessary. She also feels that one's life is enriched through the everyday use of handmade objects. These objects remind us of our connection to history and help us to appreciate the art of the handmade.

Lauren Kearns uses wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques to create her ceramic artwork. She works exclusively in porcelain and uses underglazes to create patterns, followed by a clear overglaze. She fires her work at a high temperature in an electric kiln.

Lauren Kearns received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she studied with Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu. She continued her studies at the University of Oregon, where she studied with George Kokis and received an MFA. She also had a year-long residency at the Archie Bray Foundation.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Beyond the Brickyard, Helena, MT, Archie Bray Foundation, 2014
A Mad hatters Luncheon, West Palm Beach, FL, The Armory Arts Center, 2009
A. Houberbocken, 19th Annual Teapot Show, Chicago, IL, Chiarscuro Galleries, 2008
A. Houberbocken, 18th Annual Teapot Show, Chicago, IL, Chiarscuro Galleries, 2007
Vessels, 2007, Durham, NC, ClayMakers Studios, 2007
2nd Annual Juried Cup, Monticello, AR, University of Arkansas, 2007
Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, Manchester, New hampshire, new Hampshire Institute of Art, 2006
Roaring Fork Open, Aspen, CO, Aspen Art Museum, 2005