The Full Story
Laurel Jean Studios is a place to create with clay and enjoy the beauty of handmade pottery. Laurel is an accomplished artist who has made clay her passion for the past 25 years. She has an Education and Fine Arts degree with specialties in Ceramics & Painting. She has taught Visual Arts in Schools, Art Centers, Community Centers and her own studio for over 30 years. Look for her at the Penticton or Naramata Farmers markets and drop in for a chat about lessons or her process.
“If the work comes to the artist and says, 'Here I am, serve me,' then the job of the artist, great or small, is to serve." (Madeline L'Engle)
This is Laurel Jean's personal motto with her mission to convey to students to create with wild and joyful glee .
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." (Scott Adams)
The ability to work with the clay to create useful and beautiful objects gives Laurel great satisfaction. As a ceramic artist and painter she finds some of her greatest inspirations from nature in the regions she has called home. The colors, textures & imagery of the Okanagan and Coastal regions find their way into her work.