Lynne Meade

"I started playing with clay as a child. By the time I was 8 or 9 years old I was actually selling little animals that I made at a local consignment store. I don't know what possessed me, but I took a shoe box full of little creatures into the shop in our neighborhood and asked if they would sell them for me. The woman was very kind and I charged 25 cents each for them. Within a couple of weeks I had an order for 25 of them . It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for creating things and sending them out into the world."

The mid-century modern pierced collection explores the play of light and shadow, transparency, and inner space, and it pushes the boundaries of function vs. art.

All these pieces are wheel thrown and hand pierced. Everything is done by eye, without molds or templates. I keep the glaze effects simple in order to highlight the intricacy of the designs.

Lynne received a BA in Fine Art from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and studied at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. Aside from her formal ceramic education she did apprenticeships with artists in the US and the Netherlands.