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Artist: Lorna Meaden


Lorna Meaden
Lorna Meaden, COLORADO
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My work is soda fired porcelain. It begins with the consideration of function, and the goal is for the form and surface of the pots to be integrated. Making the work starts with a three-dimensional division of space, continues with drawing on the surface, and finishes with the addition of color.
New ideas are gradually incorporated into previous bodies of work through making. Source information for my pots can be motivated by something as simple as looking at the patterns in the stacked bricks of my kiln to something as complex as the forms in 18th  century European manufactured silver.
I experience the evolution of my work through creative repetition in the studio. I am interested in having my work display both practical and extravagant attributes. I am drawn to work that is rich in ornamentation, with lavish use of materials - both scarce in a culture of mass production.
Functional pottery, in its connection to sustenance, closely relates to the human body, revealing what it means to be human. Handmade pots are potent in their power to reveal the extraordinary, within the ordinary. I am driven by the insatiable pursuit of the “good pot”. Successful in terms of tactile, visual, and functional attributes; lastingly significant when packed with the passion of the maker- reflecting humanity, and contributing to the craft.

Education
2005 MFA, Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
1994 BA, Art, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.

Professional Experience
Current Studio Potter, Durango, CO.

Owner/Member, Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO.

2016 Visiting Professor of Art, Ceramics, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.
2008 Adjunct Professor of Art, Ceramics, San Juan College, Farmington, NM.
Teach beginning through advanced level undergraduate ceramics.
2007 Resident Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
2006 Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT.

Teach beginning through advanced level undergraduate ceramics.

2005 Visiting Professor of Art, Ceramics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,
Edwardsville, IL. Teach advanced level undergraduate students in ceramics.
Assist in teaching graduate level ceramics.
Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT.

Selected Exhibitions
2020
Workshop Exhibition. ClayMix Gallery, Fresno, CA.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Richmond, VA.
Handmade For Your Valentine. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.

2019
Integrate. Solo Exhibition, Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO.
Featured Artist Exhibition. Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT.
“Place”. Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO
9th Annual Holiday Open House & Sale. Home Studio, Durango, CO.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Minneapolis, MN.
Handmade For Your Valentine. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.
Americano Invitation. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.
The Thanksgiving Table. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.

2018
Contemporary Clay Biennial. The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Pittsburg, PA.
Handmade For Your Valentine. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.
8th Annual Holiday Open House & Pottery Sale. Home Studio, Durango, CO.
Americano Invitation. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.
The Thanksgiving Table. ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.

2017
The Art Of the Kitchen. Lillstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL.
It’s All About Atmosphere. Gallery 224. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Bolster. Schaller Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI.
Revisit the Boneyard. The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.
Sustain- From Clay to Table. Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL.
Former Presenters Exhibition. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Portland, OR.
Progression: 25 Years of Functional Form. Butters Gallery, Portland, OR.
La Mesa. NCECA Conference, Portland, OR.
The Splendid Table. Sage Community Arts Center., Sheridan, WY.

2016
The Anderson Ranch Legacy: Mentoring Artistic Excellence. NCECA, Kansas City, MO.
La Mesa. NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Kansas City, MO.
Shakers. Lady Bird Diner. NCECA Pre-conference, Lawrence, KS.
Tableware Exhibition. Mary G Harding Center for Cultural Arts, Birmingham, AL,
2016 Summer Workshop Preview. Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Yunomi Invitational. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

2015
NCECA Biennial Exhibition, Providence,. RI.
The Mindful Service of Tea. SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Clay National X: Ceramic Color. Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO.
La Mesa. NCECA Conference, Providence, RI.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Tour. NCECA, Providence, RI.
Cup: The Intimate Object XI. Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
41 st Annual Pottery Show. The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ.
The American Coffee Cup. AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA.
Third Annual Steinfest. Claymakers, Durham, NC.
Cups: Hundreds of Cups. Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Yunomi Invitational. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA.
Mint Julep Cup Invitational. Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN.
Steinfest: Contemporary Ceramic Beer Steins. Claymakers, Durham, NC.
50 from 6. Braithwaite Center for the Arts, Cedar City, UT.
Paper and Plate. Lawrence Center for the Arts, Lawrence, KS.
Cup: The Intimate Object X. Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
Gifted. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Top Shelf. Matt T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
Mint Julep Cup Invitational. Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN.
Steinfest: Contemporary Ceramic Beer Steins. Claymakers, Durham, NC.

Awards
Best of Show. Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA.
Juror’s Choice Award. Cup: The Intimate Object V. Charlie Cummings Clay
Studio, Fort Wayne, IN.
Fellowship Award. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
Juror’s Choice Award, Third Place. Cup: The Intimate Object III, Charlie
Cummings Clay Studio.
Fort Wayne, IN.
Merchandise Award. Strictly Functional Pottery National.

Lancaster, PA.
Graduate Student Travel Grant Award. Ohio University.
Athens, OH.
Teaching Fellowship Award. Ohio University.
Athens, OH.

Gallery Representation
Harvey Preston Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Artstream Nomadic Gallery, Carbondale, CO.
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT.
Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO.
ClayAkar, Iowa City, IA.

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