Lisa Scroggins Ceramic Design
About The Artist
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I am well known for my lizard and frog pieces but over the years I have added to my natural world repertoire to include amazing creatures that are beautiful in their other worldliness- octopus's, dragonflies, bumblebees and more. With every piece I make, my intention is to bring realism, yet whimsy to my animals combined with beautiful forms bursting with color and patterns. For 30 years I have exhibited and sold my ceramic creations through juried, invitational, wholesale and retail craft shows. A formal arts education at RISD and Parsons in NYC led to employment in graphics and eventual full time ceramics. My graphics background informs my use of bold colors and patterns and it is my love of nature and continual observations of it that give me a never ending source of joy and inspiration.
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I sometimes sketch my ideas but more often than not I see them in my mind and just set out to create them with my hands using the wheel, my fingers and hands and a few select tools to refine their shapes and textures. I use low fire white earthen ware to create in. Once fired to cone 04, I use commercial colored underglazes that i brush on in 4-6 layers to acheive deep, opaque color and use clear covering glaze over all and fire once again to cone 05