LORNA MEADEN (b. 1971)

Lorna Meaden grew up in the western suburb of Chicago, La Grange. After receiving a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 1994, she established a studio in Durango, Colorado where she worked as a studio potter for the next eight years. She received an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University in June of 2005. She has recently been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She was featured as a demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, as well as Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. Her work is represented my several national galleries. She is currently a studio potter in Durango, Colorado.

by Lorna Meaden

About her work, Lorna states “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.” The Language of Ornament, “Ornament stood not just for everything that made pleasure possible: the energy to see and care about one’s environment, the ability to tell good work from bad, and above all the assumption, shared if not always articulated by the whole society, that beauty should, and could, be part of people’s everyday lives.” (Trilling, James, p. 191)
text source:  http://www.clayartcenter.org/Lorna_Meaden_Habitual_Rituals_s/300.htm

Coffee cup and saucer by Lorna Meaden 2005

Wine Vessel by Lorna Meaden 2005

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