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Artist: Laurie Shaman

Artist: Laurie Shaman
Laurie Shaman, ILLINOIS
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I make tabletop and wall pieces in porcelain or stoneware using mainly slab-built techniques, with an eye on developing shapes and contours that best provide the surface for my hand drawn imagery. These forms thus become a canvas for depicting scenes that combine my interests in travel, art history and the natural world.

The vases, vessels and wall pieces I make today evolved naturally over time from a strong foundation producing utilitarian pottery, as well as having an ongoing practice of creating works on paper with a variety of drawing techniques. These once separate pursuits have been the basis of my ceramic work, and combined, produce for me the greatest satisfaction: merging the painted surface to three-dimensional form.

“In the Swim” a six-panel ceramic mural permanently installed in the Hayes Park Natatorium, Chicago Park District, Public Art Program, City of Chicago

2011 Drawn into Clay, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2008 Black, White, Red: The Painted Bird, Illinois Artisans Shop, Chicago, IL
2005 Works in Clay, Works on Paper, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
2002 Faces, Flora, Fauna, Illinois Artisans Program, Chicago, IL

CUPful, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Teapots VII, Mark Shapiro, Juror, Baltimore Clayworks
9th Annual Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
June Artists of the Month, Northern Clay Center
October Featured Artist, Cedar Creek Gallery

Material Attraction: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
National Teapot Show IX, Cedar Creek Gallery

Duets, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Plates and Platters Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Bountiful Harvest, Cedar Creek Gallery
16 Hands Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Guest Artist with Ellen Shankin
From the Earth, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Featured Artist, Cedar Creek Gallery
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
Line and Color-Women in Clay, 18 Hands, Houston, TX
Politically Charged, Cedar Creek Gallery
16 Hands Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Guest Artist with Ellen Shankin

Laurie Shaman, Ed Hinkley, Eric Jensen, Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Functional Ceramics Exhibition 2011, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
19th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
Featured Artist: AKAR
35th Anniversary Exhibition, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
National Teapot Show VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
18th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
Liquid Measure Invitational, Main Street Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
The Great Vase, Cedar Creek Gallery
Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio
17th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River : Guest Artist
Garden Party/Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center
Thinking Out of the Box, Cedar Creek Gallery
Art of Tea, Vis Arts, Rockville, MD

People of the Mud 2: Another Look at Chicago Ceramics, Chicago Cultural Center,
The Bird: Homage to Brancusi, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA
CATS, Santa Fe Clay,
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery
Sip, Slurp, Gulp, Santa Fe Clay
Laurie Shaman & David Zimmerman, Tamarack Gallery, Omena, MI
Featured Artist: Chicago Artists Month, Haus, Chicago, IL

Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Louisville, KY
Plates and Platters: Salon Style, The Clay Studio
Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center
Plates and Platters, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Made in Illinois, Robert Morris University Gallery, Springfield, IL
Featured Artist, Chicago Artists Month, Haus
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay

2005 – 2006 Select Exhibitions
Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Portland, OR
Featured Artist, AKAR
The Narrative Vessel, AKAR Gallery, Juror: Dan Anderson
Cups, Cups, Cups, Santa Fe Clay
Chicago Tapestry (and friends), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

1999 – 2004 Select Exhibitions
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay
Unbroken Circle, former students of Bing Davis, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Significant Signifiers, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Vessels inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, University of Chicago Basic Program,
Graham School of Liberal Studies
National Teapot Show IV, Cedar Creek Gallery

1990 – 1997 select exhibitions
6th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Monarch National Ceramic Competition, Florence, AL
4th Annual Cup Invitational, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Last Pitcher Show ’95, Lill Street Gallery
The Narrative Teapot, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
SOFA, Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Chicago, IL
New Art Forms, Chicago, IL
Six Artists: Strength from Within, McLean Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
The Ceramic Vessel: Traditional Notions, Recent Directions, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Juror: Ruth Kohler
Great Lakes Show, Lill Street Gallery ~ Juror: Ron Nagle

Higham Hall, Cumbria, England
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Education
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
University of Illinois at DeKalb
Oakton Community College, Niles, IL
York High School, Elmhurst, IL
New Trier High School, Wilmette, IL

2006-Present Ceramic studio in Ravenswood Arts Corridor, Chicago, IL
2001-2006 Ceramic studio, Midwest Clay Guild, Evanston, IL
1988-2001 Director, Lill Street Gallery & Classrooms, curator of over 45 ceramic exhibitions,
1979-1986 Studio Potter, Mineral Point, WI

1997 Basic Program of Liberal Education, Graham School of Liberal Studies, University of Chicago
1977 B.A. in Ceramics, Magna cum laude, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

1995 Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2000 Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

2008 Honorable Mention: National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery
2007 Ravenswood ArtWalk: Commissioned to create Arts Advocate Awards

CAAP Grants (Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago)
2005 Website Development
1997 Monoprints produced at Anchor Graphics
1994 Promotional and support materials

The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, Mark Britt, Lark Books 2014
500 Teapots, Vol. II, Lark Books, 2013
The Best of 500 Ceramic, Lark Books, 2012
500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books, 2010
Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing, Lark Books, 2010
500 Platter, Plates and Chargers, Lark Books, 2008
Crafts Report, April, 2008
Minneapolis / St. Paul Magazine, 2006
Outdoor Illinois, December, 2006
500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books, 2006
Ceramics Monthly “Upfront”, May, 2004
Crafts Report, Vale Craft Gallery, June, 2004
Chicago Artists News, photo, June, 2002
Clay Times, cover photo, July/August, 2001
Ceramics Monthly, “Upfront”, September, 2001

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