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Justin Lambert


I've spent the majority of my life in and around water enjoying the natural wonder of our world, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, snorkeling, rafting, star gazing, hiking, etc.  These activities provide a certain feeling that subconsciously has influenced my work.  I do not try to recreate work directly representing these influences, yet the feeling is prevalent in my work.  Slip lines represent swell lines, curvaceous forms feel similar to coves and points, loading strategies remind me of looking through my telescope, and surface effects resembling earth and water in various stages of tranquility and turmoil.

I have been making pots for 17 years, and firing with wood for 15 years. I chair the ceramics department, and teach 1 class at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. This enables me to spend about 30-40 hours a week in the studio making pots. My home studio, Live Oak Pottery, is equipped with 3 wheels, glazing area, a Skutt electric kiln, a 350 sq ft working area, and a small gallery. The kiln I fire my work in is a teardrop shaped 100 cu ft Anagama wood burning kiln located at my home. You can see more info, and weekly updates by visiting my website at www.jlpottery.com .  When I am not teaching, working in the studio, firing kilns, splitting wood, or doing wood firing workshops, I like to fish and spend time with my wife and our dogs Rusty and Daisy.

Earlier Event: June 15
Sarah Rachel Brown
Later Event: July 15
Wendy Walsh