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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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Little Cori
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 95
Frida
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 176
Aunt Jules
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 154
Mi Amor
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 202
Sea Petals
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 156
Indian Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 182
Next Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Something Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 150
Flower Girl
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 100
Something Old
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Something New
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
Mosaic Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Red Paper Lace
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 198
Lily's Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 189
Paper Lace
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 198
Cori's Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 97
Adorned
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 194
Jamie's Dance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 198
Blue Top
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 115
White Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 115
Radiance Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 162
Butterfly Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 274
Daina's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 236
Lily's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 248
Red Patch Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 184
Red Ribbons
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 114
Cirque
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
Mary's Buttons
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
3 Itty Bitties
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 135
Lola's Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
Red Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 97
Sally's Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
Emma
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
Mr. Poppy
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 94
Rose Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 112
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 180
Sophia's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 274
Little Jester
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
Red Corner Lace
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
$ 153
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