Lenore Lampi

"All art is about a certain kind of love."

The possibilities of form and movement lend a fluidity to Lenore Lampi's sculptural ceramic artwork. Her work is appealing not only because the designs are eloquent, but also because the subject matter reflects poignant memories as well as notions of strength, endurance, and subtlety.

Lampi's signature work is a study in perception and a reflection of the undulating movement of tree bark. Her Big Bling series explores adornments such as ribbons, bows, and streamers, monumentalizing these humble objects while evoking feelings of nostalgia. Both series use clay as a starting point to explore lush folds, twisting shapes, and the forces of physics in natural forms and textiles.

Lenore Lampi earned a BA in fine art and an MA in art education from the University of Minnesota. She participated in the International Wood Fire Conference in China in 2007.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, 2008
Luonnollisesti Suomalainen, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, 2008
25th Annual WARM All-Members Jried Exhibition, Fridley, MN, Fridley, MN, 2008
International Wood-Fire Conference, Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN, 2007
Second Foshan International Wood Fire Conference, Foshan, China, Foshan, China, 2007
Publication in "Dish", by Shax Riegler and Robert Bean, New York, New York, NY, 2011
Jersey Shore Clay National, Surf City, Surf city, NJ, 2010
Vessel , Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, 2008
Foshan International Ceramics Museum, Foshan, China, Foshan, China, 2007
University of Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010