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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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Sea Petals
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 156
Next Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Mosaic Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Flower Girl
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 100
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, Kentucky, Louisville, 2015
Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival, Hinsdale, Illinois, Hinsdale, Illinois, 2015
The Art Center's Festival of Fine Arts, Highland Park, Illinois, Highland Park, Illinois, 2015
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