Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature ceramic artist Laurie Landry and her work. This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place 6-10 pm Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be offered, along with music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.
Landry 46, was born near Minneapolis and moved to St. Petersburg in 2013. Her lifetime fascination with art was noticeable when as a child she eschewed dolls and favored crayons, Etch-a-Sketch, Lite Brite andSpirograph. She was in her 30s when she focused her creativity on clay, working and learning under the guidance of well-known artists. She has gone on to teach ceramics to school children and has exhibited her work and earned awards in numerous art galleries, shows and festivals, including local events such as Art Festival Beth-El and Florida CraftArt Festival.
Birds are a principle inspiration for Landry, as well as plants, shells, fish and other objects and creatures she has encountered in her gardens and treks through nature. The totem is a favored form consisting of stacked smaller pieces, each thrown, altered and painstakingly hand-carved. Each smaller piece on the stack conveys its own character and statement, while the combined totem creates another statement of its own, perhaps a remembrance of one image after another as seen on a journey. Landry’s work also includes functional stoneware and porcelain pieces, including cups, bowls, vases and jars rendered with a hand-carved “sgraffito” technique. Domain Home Accessories & Gallery has recently begun to show Landry’s work and is pleased to offer this opportunity for its customers to meet her and discover her work.
For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visitdomainhomeaccessories.com.
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