Lauren’s pottery takes influence from geometric abstraction found in art and nature. Her glazes highlight the clean modern forms and elevate the surrounding spaces. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Lauren received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. In addition to the functional work featured here, she also makes installation art, sculpture, and public and private commissions. See more of this work at www.laurenhb.com. Lauren loves living and making art in Lakewood.
The process of slip casting relies on the use of plaster molds and liquid clay, or casting slip. The slip is poured into the plaster mold, which absorbs the water and leaves a clay shell inside. After removed from the mold and cleaned up, that shell becomes the final object. I use prototypes made out of clay, foam, and plaster to produce my molds and porcelain slip that is a durable brilliant white when fired. I love the process of mold making and slip casting as I can produce unique geometric shapes in small production that would otherwise be difficult to make.