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Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi

"I find joy in the anticipation of opening the kiln, when hours of work and design culminate in a finished piece, and in seeing smiles as people discover my work for the first time."

While growing up in Iowa, Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi was fascinated with the vintage items found on her grandmother's dresser. The memory of old button boxes, quilts, and hand-tatted lace inspire objects rich in texture, pattern, and color. Her vibrant palette and intricate shapes are further influenced by tile and mosaic work found in Spain, India, and Morocco, and by women's traditional needlecrafts across the globe.

Transforming vintage designs into contemporary ceramic pieces, Eskenazi strives for a richly textured, organic look. Layering impressions from lace, buttons, and handmade stamps, her work possesses a playful, feminine touch that speaks to contemporary sensibilities with a touch of nostalgia. Her mastery of color, patterning, and attention to detail results in artwork with great visual and tactile appeal.

All pieces are handmade one at a time in Eskenazi's home studio. All glazes are food safe, and leather cord is tied to the foot of most serve ware to allow for hanging when not in use. Driftwood from the Mississippi River is used for the arrowed hearts.

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Ceramic Wall Sculptures
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 105 - $ 115
Denim Hamsa
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Moroccan Hamsa
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Frankie's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Camino
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
Lupe's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Sandra
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 104
Delores
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
Baby Radiance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 104
Marie's Travels
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Margaret
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
Maya
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 156
Kelly's Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
Delia
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 202
Little Cori
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
Frida
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
Aunt Jules
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 160
Mi Amor
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 210
Indian Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 184
Paper Lace
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 202
Cori's Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
Radiance Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 164
Medallion Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Butterfly Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 282
3 Itty Bitties
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 139
Red Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 97
Sally's Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 112
Rose Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 118
Sophia's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
Little Jester
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
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, 2700 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, 2017
St. James Court, 1387 S. 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 2017
Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Downtown Naperville, Naperville, Illinois , 2015
Fine Art Fair, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois, 2015
One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, 2015