Claire Lawing's Profile

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I took my first ceramics class in 1990 and quickly came to love the medium. I have found making lovely things from clay a most 'centering' and also preoccupying endeavor. I love creating art that is both beautiful and functional and which encourages the user to slow down and enjoy that coffee or meal in a deeper way. In fact, I rotate my collection of cups daily so that I use a different mug each morning; one of my own or one that I have collected from another artist. This encourages a savoring and even a reflective mood as I wrap my fingers around the mug and remember its making or from whom I bought it and draw in its warmth from the hot brew as well as from its aesthetic and historical qualities.

I've studied under renowned ceramic artists Seth Rainville (Navio, New Bedford, MA) and Gary O'Neil (Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT) and continue to take every opportunity to…

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  • Joined December 19, 2009

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stoneware, porcelain

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About

I took my first ceramics class in 1990 and quickly came to love the medium. I have found making lovely things from clay a most 'centering' and also preoccupying endeavor. I love creating art that is both beautiful and functional and which encourages the user to slow down and enjoy that coffee or meal in a deeper way. In fact, I rotate my collection of cups daily so that I use a different mug each morning; one of my own or one that I have collected from another artist. This encourages a savoring and even a reflective mood as I wrap my fingers around the mug and remember its making or from whom I bought it and draw in its warmth from the hot brew as well as from its aesthetic and historical qualities.

I've studied under renowned ceramic artists Seth Rainville (Navio, New Bedford, MA) and Gary O'Neil (Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT) and continue to take every opportunity to participate in workshops (Drew Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Tom & Elaine Coleman, Amedio Salamoni) and attend conferences.

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