Lauren Levine – Vase

Emerging Artist
Ceramic Art

May 1 – May 31, 2015
Opening reception Friday May 1, 7-9:30pm

Lauren Levine invitationLauren Levine is the People’s Choice Winner of the Carnegie Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition/Contest held during the Annual Arts Dundas Weekend 2014. The prize was an exhibition at the Carnegie!

Lauren has studied ceramics at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Dundas, Ontario, has a BFA majoring in ceramics from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lauren studied in China with WVU Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute summer programme as well.

The Gardiner Museum selected her as one of the Top 30 Under 30 emerging Canadian artists with work being showcased at the 2014 12 Trees Gala in Toronto and she currently has work at Objects to Desire in Grimsby, and McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton.

“ In my current work I am exploring ceramics through the vase, the many ways to form, decorate, and glaze, it feels as though I have barely scratched the surface.  With pieces in VASE the main explorations are coil throwing and slab building techniques, with cone 10 stoneware clay and glazes.  For coil thrown vessels I throw a base, allow it to become firm but not dry, add on a couple coils of clay, and then throw the new clay, and so on and so forth, allowing forms as tall as the kiln will allow, and slab building is like a 3D cut and paste.  I used several different decorating techniques on these vases including: newspaper transfer with slip trailing, sgraffito, painting on oxides, carving, and sand blasting.”

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