Lauren Bellero

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY

Lauren Bellero
COMMUNITIES
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Lauren Bellero of Mudslingers Pottery has been making pots for more than 20 years. She is an award winning artist whose work has been featured in books, magazines, invitational and juried shows, and galleries around the country. Lauren was employed as a potter for the private artist colony (Trading Post 65) on the grounds of Due Process Golf Club, Colts Neck, NJ until it's closing in 2013. Awards/Publications:


  • "Pit Fired Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions" by Dawn Whitehand, 2013

  • 1st Place for Sculpture and Fine Craft: 9th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show, Belmar, NJ; 2013

  • "From a Slab of Clay" by Daryl Baird, 2012

  • Award for Innovation:¬† 13th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, sponsored by the PA Guild of Craftsmen; 2005

  • State Finalist: Art in the Round Contest hosted by BeautifulBowls.com


  • Clay Times Magazine, a few images over the years.

ARTIST STATEMENT

For me, there is both excitement and serenity in creating with clay. My hope is to pass on a simple pleasure to those who also feel drawn to this ancient and inviting connection to the earth. Using a variety of decorating and firing techniques, I create hand built and wheel thrown stoneware pottery. The result is one-of-a-kind decorative and functional affordable art. Though I produce unique glazed work, I am also fascinated by primitive firing methods. Pit firing is one such technique. Unglazed pots are fired in the ground -- literally an "earthen kiln". Smoke and flames licking around the contours help create unpredictable and beautiful results. This type of surface treatment results in pottery with a distinctive flame-inspired palette and a natural, earthy quality.

LAUREN BELLERO

Lives and works in Red Bank, New Jersey

39 Leroy Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Studio visits by appointment only.