Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Artist of the Day: Lori Leaumont
My name's Lori Leaumont, I'm 29, and I'm a ceramic artist/potter originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, now living in Indianapolis. I've got a big ol' fancy BFA in Ceramics from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University, which is where I met my weirdo punk husband Nich. I make stuff out of clay, and I'm working towards doing pottery as a living full time, but I'm trying to content myself with learning as much as I can and knowing that making stuff everyday is pretty cool, even if I have to eat ramen to do it.
I create a lot of cups, which is sort of an obsession of mine (hence my blog title, 15 Painted Cups). I lean mostly towards making functional art - I love well designed tableware and things that enhance your everyday life. I occasionally make things that are more conceptual, but I can't help but laugh at myself a little when things get too deep - who am I kidding? I can't even keep my shoes tied half the time, so who am I to comment on the ills of society? My conceptual work is usually concerned with my own life experiences, my struggles with mental health and being bipolar, and things like memory and emotion. I have a background in painting, so I draw and paint a lot on my surfaces as well. I keep a process journal on my blog at http://15paintedcups.blogspot.com.
15 Painted Cups: My art blog, where I draw on stuff on an (almost) daily basis.
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