Lenore Lampi creates functional porcelain forms that echo the look and texture of birch. “I am continually fascinated with the sculptural aspect of birch trees,” she says. “A friend dubbed the series ‘tree skin’. Indeed, there is a case for metaphor with the skin of the tree and ours.”
Lenni’s works are wheel-thrown then altered by adding, subtracting and carving the clay. Incised lines are rubbed with black iron oxide, while the interior is glazed in shino. The exterior is selectively glazed, often allowing the interior color to migrate through to the outside.
The artist received a BA in fine arts from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an MA in art education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work has been exhibited at the Duluth Art Institute and is included in the collections of the Tweed Museum, Duluth and Vermilion Community College, Ely, MN. A longtime resident of northern Minnesota, Lenni has now established a studio in Baltimore, MD.
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