Tom Laudenslager's Profile
I have taught Art, primarily Ceramics and Photography, for over 30 years, and have been exhibiting and selling my work for most of that time. The job of sharing and nurturing the creative process in others has allowed my own work to remain fresh, experimental and continually evolving, and I embrace the overlap between my roles as art maker and art teacher. I am happiest, and I believe my work is at its best when the barriers between approaches, processes, materials and even function become a bit blurred.
I did my Bachelor's and Master's work at Kutztown University, and have done course work at numerous other institutions. I live in a relatively quiet spot in Southeastern Pennsylvania with my wife of 25 years, and our 2 children (one currently has a BFA in Photography, and the other is in college, following his passion in art, music and music recording).
- Born on April 17
- Joined March 22, 2008
My primary medium is stoneware clay, but I prefer surfaces built up of layers of colored slips and post firing coloration, rather than traditional glazes found on most functional ceramics My sculptural work will often incorporate mixed media collage, including elements of found objects, antique materials and my own photographic imagery