Ann Lahr

MEDIUM:

Ceramics

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a potter. After years working in two-dimensional art, experimentation in mixed media led me to the world of texture and form that ceramics has to offer. My experience is that I am on an adventure with the clay, and much of the time I am not sure if I am leading the way or the clay itself is. My hope is that my work will take the viewer to a place where they would not have gone on his or her own. I do not have a specific destination in mind.

Working with children's drawings as inspiration has been my primary body of work for the past few years. I have aspired to retain the essence of the drawing while challenging myself to interpret it with clay in a way that stands as a piece of art unto itself.

My studio is in the forest on the edge of Corvallis, Oregon. I spend hours with slabs of wet clay following ideas that lead me down interesting paths. The firing techniques I use are primarily wood, soda and salt. These processes have a life of their own which seem to complete the adventure of each piece.

EXHIBITIONS:

The Industrial Edge,
Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath, 2000

Roadshow, Cars in Clay,
Wild Rose Gallery, Philomath, 2000

A Twist in Tradition,
Tin Roof Studio, Corvallis, 2001

Religious Art Exhibition,
Toledo, OR 2002
(Juror's Award of excellence)

Seeing the Forest,
Oregon State University Forestry Extension, 2003

Imagine,
Corvallis Arts Center, 2005

Innocent Art,
Sam's Station, Corvallis 2006

What's Inside, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem 2008

Faculty Artists Show,
Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath, 2008

Three Artists, One Kiln,
Corvallis Arts Center, 2008

Nourish and Sustain,
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem 2010

Letters and Lunchboxes Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem 2011

Extremes
Corvallis Arts Center 2012

Art of the Passion
Frankfort, Indiana 2012

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