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To get to my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueTerracotta

Welcome to Blue Terracotta!

I’m Laura, an American artist living and working in Lyon, France.

I was dazzled the very first time I spied a praying mantis in the grass.

I spent lots of time playing in the woods as a kid, picking blackberries, running across (and then backing away from) black widow spiders, discovering discarded snake skins on tree branches, collecting colorful fall leaves and skimming downhills on my flexible flyer (no helmet!) in the winter. My first organized effort in wildlife conservation was joining together with the girls to save caterpillars (by housing them in leaf-lined shoe boxes) from the neighborhood boys who were burning them!…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 5
  • Joined October 30, 2008

Favorite materials

terracotta, fabric, vintage lace, charms, found objects, wire, pigments, wax

Shop

About

To get to my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueTerracotta

Welcome to Blue Terracotta!

I’m Laura, an American artist living and working in Lyon, France.

I was dazzled the very first time I spied a praying mantis in the grass.

I spent lots of time playing in the woods as a kid, picking blackberries, running across (and then backing away from) black widow spiders, discovering discarded snake skins on tree branches, collecting colorful fall leaves and skimming downhills on my flexible flyer (no helmet!) in the winter. My first organized effort in wildlife conservation was joining together with the girls to save caterpillars (by housing them in leaf-lined shoe boxes) from the neighborhood boys who were burning them!

I remember being ecstatic about the environmental movement as a child, seeing the new photos of earth viewed from space taken by the crew of Apollo 8, and living the excitement of the first Earth Day in 1970. Disappointment followed when the movement stalled in the 80s, but today so many people are getting together to make changes and get our planet back in shape, it’s promising!

These days you’ll find me searching for sumptuous French and Italian upholstery fabric scraps and expired catalogs (which would otherwise be thrown away) at one of the many tapissiers here in town, and combining color, texture and details to create a menagerie of rare creatures.


To find out more, visit: http://blueterracotta.com where you can sign up for my newsletter.

Join me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BlueTerracotta/289309186645
Contact me here: laura [!at] blueterracotta.com

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