Laura Peery



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Laura Peery Teapots (7-works)
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Laura  Peery Yes And
Yes, And
porcelain, polymer
12 x 7 x 6 in
Laura  Peery Cinderellas Midnight Tea
Cinderella's Midnight Tea
porcelain, polymer, mixed media
13 x 7 x 6 in
Laura  Peery Grandmother_s Garden Tea
Grandmother's Garden Tea
porcelain, polymer
10.75 x 7 x 5.5 in
Laura  Peery Pincushion Teapot
Pincushion Teapot
porcelain, polymer, mixed media
11 x 8.5 x 6 in
Laura  Peery To Be So
To Be So
porcelain, polymer
10 x 5 x 4.5 in
Laura  Peery Would You Please
Would You Please
porcelain, polymer
12 x 8 x 6.5 in
Laura  Peery Yes So Far
Yes, So Far
porcelain, polymer
9.5 x 6.5 x 6 in

Laura  Peery

Laura Peery

Laura Peery Biography

EDUCATION

M.F.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

Kamm Teapot Collection, FL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Wonderland,” Folk Art Center, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC

2017 “New Members,” Folk Art Center, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC

2015 “100 Teapots VI,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

“Teapots”, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Gallery, Bethesda, MD

“HotTea”, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (several years)

2014 “What Not to Wear,” Luther Brady Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC

“Reunion”, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2013 * “Serendipitea,” Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA

2012 Fifth International Teapot Exhibition”, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2011 “Crossover-Symbiosis”, International Craft Design Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

“100 Teapots V,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

“National Teapot Show VIII,” Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

2009 “The Infinite Teapot,” Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

 “Artomatic”, Washington, DC (also in 2008, 2012)

 * “Dye, Stitch, Join”, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2008 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 “Fantasy Teapots from the Arthur Goldberg Collection”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton. MA

2007 “Creative Craft Council Exhibition”, Bethesda, MD (also in 2009)

 2006 * “Dream Tea”, Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD

 “Go Figure”, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2005 Alianza Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 “Domesticated Animals”, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

2002 “All Dolled Up”, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA

2001 “If Memory Serves”, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2000 “Celestial Seasonings: A Loose Interpretation V”, Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, CO

White House Christmas Tree, The White House, Washington, DC

1995 Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton, MA

1992 "Mythmakers/Dollmakers," University of California Berkeley Museums at Blackhawk, Blackhawk, CA

The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

1991 Oakland Museum, Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA

1990 "In My House", John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

"New Art Forms", Chicago, IL (also '89)

1989 “Reordered Realities", Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA

1988 A Show of Hands Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1987 "The Right Foot", San Francisco Airport,  San Francisco, CA

1986 * Rock House Gallery, Arlington, TX

1984 "Sculpture: Exploring Three Dimensions", Smithsonian  Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), (’84-’87)

1983 "The Next Juried Show", Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA

1982 * Convergence Gallery, New York, NY

1981 "American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art", Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian  Institution, Washington, D.C. (National and International tour 1981-84)

 1980 * ”Personal Valentine”, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

 * Solo Exhibitions

PUBLICATIONS

 “Threads”, Ed Wargo, Ceramics Monthly, April 2006

 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, Lark Books, 2004

TEACHING

2015-17 Odyssey Clayworks, Classes in technique and art business.

2009-2015 Stone Ridge School, Bethesda, MD, Introductory-AP Ceramics, High School Level

2013 Piedmont Virginia Community College, Hand Building Workshop

2007- 09 VisArts, Rockville, MD, Ceramics Hand Building Workshops

2008 Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD, Teapot-Making Demonstration

2006 Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC, High School Ceramics  Workshop

Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD, Demonstration/Lecture

Leland Art Center, Montgomery Potters Demonstration/Lecture

2004 CUNY, Bronx, NY, Porcelain Workshop/Lecture

Sidwell Friends School, Elementary School, Clay Workshop

1983 Lee Art Center, Arlington, VA. Arlington County Schools Gifted and  Talented Program, Middle School Ceramics Course

1982 Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA. Ceramics Course

1981 Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC,

 Demonstration/Lecture

1979 Boys and Girls Clubs, Jelleff Branch, Washington, DC, After School  Program Ceramics Course

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2003-2009 Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD, Artist Member, Board Member

1982-1989 Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Resident Artist, Board Member

1979-1989 Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, Resident Artist, Board Member

Laura Peery Description

I love the way clay takes on qualities of other materials. Early on I was pulled in by its ability to mimic fabric. As if if cutting from a dressmaker's pattern, I assemble simple shapes, then layer texture, pattern and color. No two are alike. Each piece is altered until it feels exactly right.

After receiving my MFA from George Washington University, I began exhibiting work in Washington DC, my hometown, and later in galleries in the US, Taiwan and Canada. The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, The Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA and The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC all have samples of my work in their permanent collections. Relocating to Asheville NC in 2015, you can find me now, full time, in my studio, and find my work in Bender Gallery.

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