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Lisa Orr

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1983BFA University of Texas, Austin, Texas

1983-1988Post-Graduate Study, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas

1989-1990Post-Graduate Study, University of Minnesota,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

1989Post-Graduate Study with Betty Woodman, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado

1992MFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1992-1994Fulbright Student Scholarship, Bulgaria

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1986—Studio Potter, Texas

 

Lisa Orr’s work is influenced primarily by Mexican folk pottery and, to a lesser degree, by the ceramics of France and the Chinese Tang dynasty. Her pieces clearly reference the weight and colorfulness associated with Mexican ceramics. She uses various processes to form her earthenware pieces including a ram press, press molds and the potter’s wheel. She often uses more than one process to complete a piece. Her platters, plates and bowls are characterized by their organic form that is created by placing less clay in the ram press than needed.  Each piece is first dipped in terra sigillata before the glaze is applied. She finishes the surface with stamps, slips, and sprigs before adding layers of flowing multi-hued glazes.   

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

ArtStream Ceramic Library, Denver, Colorado

The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, Texas

Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, Icheon, South Korea

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

 “Up Front, Review: The Visceral Vessel.” Ceramics Monthly (November 2005).

 “Up Front, Art of the Pot Show.” Ceramics Monthly “ (May, 2005).

 “Utilitarian III-Symposium Insights.” Clay Times (January/February 2001).

Diverse Domain, Contemporary North American Ceramic Art, Catalog.  Taipei, Taiwan: Yingge County Ceramics Museum, 2005.

Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends+Traditions. 2nd ed. New York, New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.

Galloway, Julia, ed. 500 Vases. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2010.

Kopp, Linda. The Best of 500 Ceramics. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Crafts, 2012.

Molina-Rodriguez, Rafael. “A Dialogue with Lisa Orr.” Ceramics Monthly (May 2000).

Orr, Lisa. “Studio Visit.” Ceramics Monthly (September 2011).
_______. “Backwards into the Future: Technology and Sustainability.” The Studio Potter (2008).

_______. “Synaesthesia: A Potter’s Experience and Research.” The Studio Potter (2006).

_______.  “A Macedonian Pottery Village.” The Studio Potter (Spring 1998).

Peters, Lynn. Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1999.

Wilson, Lana.  “Sprigging: Casual and Unconventional.”  Clay Times (December 2003).

 

Website: http://lisaorr.com/

 

Typical Marks
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Platter
Date: ca. 2005
Form: Platter
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built, Press Mold
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing, Sprig
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Sugar Bowl
Date: ca.2005
Form: Sugar Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing, Sprig
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Salt
Date: ca. 2012
Form: Dinnerware
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 8, 2016. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/orr