Making art for you is a pleasure for me. I’m thrilled to say all my work can be used on an everyday basis, and it will shine for company, on display, or as a gorgeous gift. Each piece, created in my favorite colors…blues and greens, the colors of the ocean…is simple to care for.
Laurie Siegel, the artist
Coming full circle, she returned to the States, and in 2012, re-opened her studio in which she creates her sometimes whimsical, always organic works of tactile art, including a line of Judaica—honey pots for Rosh Hashanah and mezzuzot. Laurie works almost exclusively in white clay and will take commissions. One of her favorite things to do is to teach kids how they, too, can feed their own creativity on the wheel.
Laurie takes inspiration from the ceramicists, Lucie Rie, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, and Robin Hopper. She believes that a perfectly-thrown pot is not always the ideal. As long as the end result is art.
Laurie Siegel is a New Jersey based artist who has been working in clay since her high school years. She creates functional pieces of art in white stoneware, and makes one-of-a-kind creations in glazes of blues and greens that remind her of the ocean. Her art is fresh. Uncomplicated. Dishwasher-proof, as well as microwave and oven-proof (to 400 F degrees).
Laurie’s fascination with pottery started during her high school years. Then, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she continued feeding her fascination with clay in the pottery studio located in the basement of her dormitory. As an adult, she was introduced to Baltimore Clayworks, a ceramic arts center, by the late Margery Pozefsky, one of her early mentors.
Later, upon moving to Ohio, she expanded her horizons by participating in the annual Wooster, Ohio workshops and classes at the University of Akron. She was honored to serve as the northeast Ohio representative on the Board of the Ohio Arts Council. Further, during a seven year stint in Toronto, Canada, she became part of an active clay community, and made lifelong friends and colleagues, including another mentor, Michelle Mendlowitz.