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My name is Luba Sharapan. I am a full-time artist, pottery instructor, glaze mixer and kiln loader.

I was born in Moscow, and have lived in Vienna, Rome, London, Washington and in several other largish cities in the Eastern US.

Needless to say I am neither comfortable in nor inspired by nature.

I attended Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, where I allegedly studied...the dismal science... and had plenty to time to consider industrial dystopias while smashing through the sights and smells of the local goth scene. Clearly, the only possible outcome of all this, twenty years later, is to make pottery that reminds me of ancient Victorian cities, industrial revolutions, rusty water towers, peeling walls, dangerously decrepit rooftops,…

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  • Joined December 1, 2010

Favorite materials

clay, porcelain, slip, ceramic stains, vintage ceramic decals, cheese, HP Brown Sauce, instant coffee, gluten free pasta

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About

My name is Luba Sharapan. I am a full-time artist, pottery instructor, glaze mixer and kiln loader.

I was born in Moscow, and have lived in Vienna, Rome, London, Washington and in several other largish cities in the Eastern US.

Needless to say I am neither comfortable in nor inspired by nature.

I attended Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, where I allegedly studied...the dismal science... and had plenty to time to consider industrial dystopias while smashing through the sights and smells of the local goth scene. Clearly, the only possible outcome of all this, twenty years later, is to make pottery that reminds me of ancient Victorian cities, industrial revolutions, rusty water towers, peeling walls, dangerously decrepit rooftops, and lonely vampires.

I've been working with clay for many many years, and when I'm not making work, I'm teaching others to make pots.

My totally wonderful studio space is at MudFire Clayworks. Check it out at http://www.mudfire.com/luba-sharapan.htm

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