Laura Peery

I love the way clay takes on qualities of other materials. Its ability to mimic fabric pulled me in right away. These porcelain teapots, figurative sculptures, vases and drinking vessels are made as if cut from a dressmaker's pattern. After assembling each simple shape, thin slabs of clay are attached one by one. Color is last. 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!

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

Come visit me at the Southern Highland Craft Fair in Asheville, October 20-23, 2017.

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