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Laura Peery

Biography to Display: 

1952 Born, Washington, DC

EDUCATION

MFA George Washington University, Washington, DC

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1979-1989 Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia, Resident Artist, Board Member

1982-1989 Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia, Resident Artist, Board Member

2003-2009 Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, Artist Member, Board Member 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio artist

 

Laura Peery uses porcelain to build sculptures, many in the form of nonfunctional teapots. She also makes functional pieces, particularly mugs. All of her work is inspired by her experiences in her grandmother’s fabric shop. Her teapots and mixed media sculptures are built by assembling cut pieces of clay. a process similar to clothing construction. She often creates surface texture by pressing cloth onto the surface. The color on the work is brushed, sprayed and rubbed on giving the surfaces a soft patina. Buttons and other dress making notions that are added after firing often appear on the pieces.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Gunter, Veronika Alice. 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2004.

Wargo, Ed. “Threads.” Ceramics Monthly (April 2006).

 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.laurapeeryporcelain.com

 

 

 

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
1992
Teapot
Date: 1992
Form: Teapot
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Slip
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Form: Teapot
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway-Toomey Auctions
Courtesy Treadway-Toomey Auctions
Teapot
Form: Teapot
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway-Toomey Auctions
Courtesy Treadway-Toomey Auctions

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified January 19, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/peery