Lauren’s Stacked works have come from exploring the marriage of slab and thrown work in the same piece, and from her love of playing in the waves of overlap between function and sculpture. The Stacks are sets of bowls which can stand on their sides for display, lie flat to be plinths for other objects, or be stacked to make a unique pillar. She also loves the idea of performing a simple action, like eating breakfast, out of a unique sculptural object, and sprucing up a bookshelf with tableware.
Lauren has a BFA Majoring in Ceramics from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS, and studied in China with WVU Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute summer program. She had her first solo ceramics show at the Carnegie Gallery, in Dundas ON, in May 2015, from winning Dundas Arts Weekend emerging artist competition. She has recently returned from participating in her second residency where she continued to explore and push her Stacked work. Lauren was awarded the John Farnan award from the Dundas Valley School of art this past April and is applying to MFA programs for September 2018.