Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi

"I am intrigued by the surprise of tiny flowers, moss, and vines nestled in the crevices of an old stone wall in France, and the patterns of plowed fields and old barn siding seen along the country roads in Iowa. These visions are planted deep in my soul, and they come to the surface while I am working in my studio. "

While a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi explored many different mediums but found herself always returning to the pliable, tactile qualities of clay.She draws inspiration from memories of items found on her grandmother's dresser, old quilts, and button boxes. Her pottery has a feminine, playful touch that speaks to contemporary sensibilities.

Most of the artist's pieces are hand built in stoneware clay. Eskenazi creates pattern and texture by pressing lace, vintage textiles, and hand-carved stamps into the clay while it is still wet. Glazes are painted by hand with small brushes to create a mosaic look. Her work is distinguished by a vibrant pallet, lush with intricate detail and whimsy.

Eskenazi studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Annie's Fatty in Yellow
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 104
$ 88.40
Butterfly Garden
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 222
$ 188.70
Hippy Hippy Shake II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 214
$ 181.90
Marie's Travels
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Margaret
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Another Something New
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 156
$ 132.60
Baby Radiance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 104
$ 88.40
Adventures of Ali
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 202
$ 171.70
Dreaming of Barcelona
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 214
$ 181.90
Kelly's Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 180
$ 153
Somebody's Trellis in Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 202
$ 171.70
Delia
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 202
$ 171.70
Stained Glass Band
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Bernadine's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 236
$ 200.60
Little Cori
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Bleita's Ballerinas
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Julia's New Look
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 122
$ 103.70
Mi Amor
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 210
$ 178.50
Aunt Jules
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 160
$ 136
Frida
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 180
$ 153
Flowers for Nicole
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 156
$ 132.60
Rumors about Renee
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 156
$ 132.60
Rumors about Renee in Red
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 164
$ 139.40
Sea Petals
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 160
$ 136
Pushing Up Poppy
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
$ 96.90
Indian Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Next Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Mallory
$ 218
$ 185.30
Miss Mosaic in Yellow
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Something New
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
$ 96.90
Something Borrowed in Red
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
$ 96.90
Mosaic Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Flower Girl
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 100
$ 85
Something Borrowed in Green
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
$ 96.90
Something Borrowed in Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
$ 96.90
Black Eyed Susan
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Eyelet & Buttons
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Little Miss Mosaic
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Blue Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Esperanza Little Dish
Ceramic Serving Dish

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 74
$ 62.90
Lina's Petals
$ 256
$ 217.60
Red Cirque Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 122
$ 103.70
Star Flower Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 196
$ 166.60
Sarah's New Basket
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Lily's Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 192
$ 163.20
Lola's Big Sister
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 192
$ 163.20
Lucita's New Shawl
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 214
$ 181.90
Paper Lace
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 202
$ 171.70
Victoria's Red Fan
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 214
$ 181.90
Jamie's Dance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 198
$ 168.30
Miss Kitty's Stars
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Adorned
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 194
$ 164.90
Cori's Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Another Dream
$ 202
$ 171.70
Blue Top Red Tip
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 122
$ 103.70
African Daisies
$ 248
$ 210.80
For Her
$ 50
$ 42.50
Sally's Medallion Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Radiance Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 164
$ 139.40
Bigger Itty Bitty Arch
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 70
$ 59.50
Nancy's Mosaic Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Medallion Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
White Scallops Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 176
$ 149.60
Red Patch Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Butterfly Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 282
$ 239.70
Sarah's Basket Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 192
$ 163.20
Hearts for Haiti Raw Rim
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Nancy's Fancy, Too!
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 120
$ 102
Cirque
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
$ 95.20
Burlap Over Buttons
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Little Blue with Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Pinwheels and Berries
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 192
$ 163.20
Blanket Stitch and Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 99
$ 84.15
Bigger Itty Bitty Scallop
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 70
$ 59.50
Cori's Kaleidoscope
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 220
$ 187
3 Itty Bitties
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 139
$ 118.15
3 Buttons for Bailey
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Nancy's Blue Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Red Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 97
$ 82.45
Matilda's Tablecloth
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 210
$ 178.50
Sally's Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
$ 95.20
Little Red Flowers
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Emma
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Esperanza's Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
$ 156.40
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
$ 95.20
Rose Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 118
$ 100.30
Small 3 Button Baker
Ceramic Casserole

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 207
$ 175.95
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 180
$ 153
Little Jester
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Sophia's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 280
$ 238
Miss Kitty's Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 146
$ 124.10
Secret Valentine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 180
$ 153
Cirque Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
$ 95.20
Little Valentine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
$ 130.05
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville, Illinois , Downtown Naperville, 2015
Fine Art Fair, Peoria, Illinois, Peoria Art Guild, 2015
One of a Kind Show, Chicago, Illinois, Merchandise Mart, 2015
Marion Arts Festival, Marion, Iowa, Marion, Iowa, 2015
American Craft Retailers Expo, Philadelphia & Las Vegas, Philadelphia & Las Vegas, 2015
America's Mart, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015
American Artisan Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, 2700 West End Ave, 2017
St. James Court, Louisville, Kentucky, 1387 S. 4th Street, 2017