The Artist of the Month is a way for us to celebrate and highlight the talent from the local artists who sell work with us, by shining a spotlight on a different creative artist each month.
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Lauren Rogers is a small batch Studio Potter based out of Wilmington, NC. She finds inspiration in the ocean, and its inherent strength and immense nature. Lauren is drawn to the rolling shapes, and fluid movements, as well as the intricate and constantly shifting palate. She uses this inspiration to create functional pots that transcend much of these same themes. Her pots her designed to stand strong and with a presence, while maintaining a sense of grace and rhythm. Lauren works with glazes that move and blend, creating subtle variations throughout a single pot.
Lauren first discovered clay in 2009 while attending East Carolina University. She graduated in 2012 with her BFA in Ceramics and BS in Interpersonal/Organizational Communications. While still in Greenville, Lauren began working at Emerge, where she stepped into her first role as a Pottery Studio Coordinator and wheel instructor. Then in 2014, Lauren moved to Wilmington, NC to per sue her clay endeavors alongside the coast.
Wilmington opened up many creative opportunities for Lauren. Shortly after moving to the area, she joined the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild; and began teaching wheel classes at a small yoga and ceramics studio called Pineapple Studios, as well as at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC).
In 2017, Lauren was juried into a small co-op gallery in the heart of downtown Wilmington, called Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts. That same year, Lauren was promoted at the LCAC to be the Pottery Coordinator, where she’s spent the last 5 years working with community potters to help grow their own craft.
In the Spring of 2022, Lauren stepped away from her position at the LCAC to redirect her focus more seriously on her personal ceramic creations. She is currently a full-time potter producing out of her home studio. Lauren regularly attends festivals and events to exhibit and sell her pots. Her work can also be found in various galleries along Eastern North Carolina. Lauren still teaches wheel classes at Pineapple Studios and takes on the occasional private lesson in her personal studio. She’s also currently the Vice President of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild.