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Laurey-Faye Dean

Biography to Display: 

1960 Born Decatur, Georgia

EDUCATION

1982 BFA Studio Arts, clay focus, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2002 AA Haywood Community College, Clyde, North Carolina

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1982-1984 Juried Studio Member, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Retail staff, Education Coordinator, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

New Morning Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

2001—Studio Potter, Balsam Mountain Pottery, Whittier, North Carolina

 

Laurey-Faye Dean Is known for stoneware wheel-thrown functional work.  Dean has developed a process for adding relief to the surfaces of her works; she carves molds that she then presses into the leather hard thrown vessels. Dean’s work is typically glazed in shades of blues, browns, and greens. Glazes are formulated in her studio. Additional surface interest is created by carving into the vessel and using slip trailing. Dean fires her pieces to cone 7 in an oxidizing atmosphere.

Dean began working with clay at age 14 in 1975 when she studied with Ursula Vollrath. She describes her pots as, “purposefully pretty, lyrical and narrative, visual poems to the Southern Appalachians.” The motifs Dean uses reflects the environment of plants, animals, and landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains. She is inspired by Mark Trail comics, Palissy, the French potter of the 1500s, and the historic American art potteries: Rookwood and McCoy.

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Slip Trailing
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 5, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/dean