Lora Rust Ceramics

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  • About This Artist

    Using a unique process of pushing clay with personally designed tools, I decorate thrown and hand-built porcelain forms with lush designs. Influences from Art Nouveau and textiles provide movement to the texture on the form. My newest body of work includes porcelain quilts, influenced by memories of my mother who taught me an appreciation for fine craft. Sodium vapors in the firing glaze the pieces, enhancing and interacting with form and surface. I make my work and teach pottery in Atlanta, GA.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My forms are thrown, altered and decorated with a unique process of pushing the porcelain clay with personally designed tools at a soft leather hard stage. Using porcelain allows me to get lush surfaces. The pieces are then fired in a soda kiln where sodium vapors in the firing glaze the pieces, enhancing and interacting with form and surface.

    A: I love the ability to move the clay with my handmade tools to create unlimited designs and patterns. My intention is to bring the joy and passion from making each mark to the viewer, whether they are holding the pot in their hands or looking at it on the wall or the shelf.

    A: Each piece is unique as I let the tools flow on the surface of the pot to create my designs. The marks are made by a unique process of pushing the clay. No clay is added, removed or carved to create the lush surface.

    A: My mother gave me a love for pattern, color and fine craft, teaching me to needlepoint and quilt. Using the ability to translate that foundation and inspiration into my medium of porcelain has been a significant journey. Developing processes to make the pieces in my imagination come alive is a constant source of wonder.

    A: My mother gave me a love for pattern, color and fine craft, teaching me to needlepoint and quilt at an early age. Those methods of fine craft gave me confidence to express my artistry.



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