Laura Peery

I love the way clay takes on qualities of other materials. Its ability to mimic fabric pulled me in right away. I make these pieces as if cutting from a dressmaker's pattern. After assembling each simple shape, I attach thin slabs of clay one by one. Layers of vintage-inspired patinas, contrasted with bright button-like "accoutrements" complete each piece. No two are alike. I play with and alter each piece until it is, to my eye, exactly the right size, shape and color.

After receiving an MFA from George Washington University, I began exhibiting work in Washington DC and later in galleries in the US, Taiwan and Canada. The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, The Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA and The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC all have samples of my work in their permanent collections. Relocating to Asheville NC in 2015, you can find me now, full time, in my studio, with a view!

My work is in Asheville in River Arts District at Odyssey Co Op Gallery and at Grovewood Gallery Visit me by appointment in my studio, or online at The Artful Home Please contact me directly through this website with questions.

Purchase a piece of my work at the Nasty Women and Bad Hombres Exhibition, a benefit fro Planned Parenthood, at The Wedge Foundation,5 Foundry Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on Friday, January 12.

Stay tuned for information about the show "Wonder" at the Folk Art Center, in February.Folk Art Center

Work on this site is available for purchase unless otherwise noted. The listed price includes shipping within the US.