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 Previous Exhibition:

Lauren Hanson: Art and Nature

May 7 - June 26, 2016
Beato Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, May 7, 2016


Two years after her remarkably successful debut show, The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts proudly welcomes Lauren Hanson back for this exhibition of recent ceramics. The artist’s new work is based on Lauren’s almost obsessive fascination with the elements of nature, seen in their present state, their past status, and their uncertain future. Lauren’s extensive knowledge of art history enriches her work by often presenting it as it might have been created by artists working in the style of other eras.

A thought, article or personal observation about a plant or creature’s appearance or status, e.g. “creatures affected by drought,” often provides the inspiration for a particular piece and how the initial form is thrown. In developing the shape, Lauren will reach back to the history of art and ceramics, and usually in combination with extensive research about the subject, the process progresses. The resulting pot is also influenced by a multitude of other considerations occurring throughout its creation, ranging from the artistic, technical and mystical. And above all, each piece has been endowed with exceptional care, love and reverence by the artist.
 

Lauren Hanson - Mughal Animals
Mughal Animals
Lauren Hanson - Mughal Animals - reverse
Mughal Animals (Reverse view)

Mughal Animals
(Thrown by Dane Venaas)
Salt-fired porecelaneous stoneware with overglaze | 20" h x 11" w | $550.
SOLD

"This work is a collaboration with Dane Venaas, who threw it to my specifications, while I added the decorative knob, which is based on the dome on the Taj Mahal. The form is reminiscent of both Indian architecture and pottery forms and the animals on the jar are all commonly seen in Mughal miniature paintings of India and created in a similar style. In researching the animals, I found that, while all were once abundant, they are all endangered, with the exception of the peacock, which is domesticated."

 

Animals of the Nile II
Animals of the Nile II
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
19" h x 9" w | $550.
SOLD

"This piece features plants and animals of the ancient tomb paintings in more or less the style of the day. Most of the animals, like the sacred ibis, swamp cat, Nile monitor, crocodile and others, are endangered to various degrees."

Botanical Bowls

Lauren Hanson - Botanical Bowls - Penstemon and Hummingbird
Penstemon and Hummingbird
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
7" h x 8.5" w | $145.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Botanical Bowls - California Wild Rose
California Wild Rose
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
4.5" h x 7" w | $65.
SOLD
 
Lauren Hanson - Botanical Bowls - Wild Morning Glory
Wild Morning Glory
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
5" h x 8" w | $130.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Botanical Bowls - California Poppies
California Poppies
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
6" h x 7.5" w | $125.
SOLD

The Drought Series

Lauren Hanson - The Drought Series - Water Cycle Pitcher
Water Cycle Pitcher - The Drought Series

Salt-fired stoneware | 10" h x 10" w | $175. SOLD

“Works in The Drought Series reference America in simpler times. Since these are about drought, I thought it would be fitting to put my ideas on vessels that hold liquid.  This work features an old-timey image of the water cycle as I remember seeing it in my childhood science books.”

 

Lauren Hanson - The Drought Series - Divining the Future Canteen
Divining the Future
Lauren Hanson - The Drought Series - Divining the Future Canteen reverse view
Divining the Future (Reverse view)

Divining the Future - The Drought Series
Salt-fired stoneware | 8.5" h x 6.5" w x 3" d | $90.

"A canteen form with an old divining pendulum used by water witches to find underground water for wells is shown on one side. The hand is actually the hand of Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling. On the other side the globe rests in manís hands."

 

Lauren Hanson - The Drought Series - Roots Flask
Roots
Lauren Hanson - The Drought Series - Roots Flask reverse view
Roots (Reverse view)

Roots - The Drought Series
Salt-fired stoneware | 8.5" h x 6.5" w x 2.25" d | $60.
SOLD

"A hip flask form with a tree with its water seeking roots diagrammed on one side, and a water witching pendant over a map on the back - the hand of God this time from the Sistine Chapel."

Tree Vases

Lauren Hanson - Tree Vases - Birch Vase
Birch Vase
Salt-fired stoneware with overglaze
17" h x 6" w | $300. SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Tree Vases - Eucalyptus Vase
Eucalyptus Vase
Salt-fired stoneware with overglaze
16" h x 5" w | $250.
 
Lauren Hanson - Pepper Tree Vase
Pepper Tree Vase
Carved porcelain / Glaze and over-glaze
15" h x 6" w | $275.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Pine Mountain Twilight Vase
Pine Mountain Twilight Vase
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
18" h x 6" w | $350.
SOLD
 
Lauren Hanson - Tree Vases - Fan Palm Vase
Fan Palm Vase
(Thrown by Dane Venaas)
Salt-fired stoneware with overglaze
21.5" h x 10" w | $375.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Sycamore Vase
Sycamore Vase
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
18" h x 6" w | $350.
SOLD

 

"The tree vases harken back to the tree vases of the Arts and Crafts Era. They are all American trees. The shaggy, messy Fan Palms which we see everywhere, are the only palms native to California. The Fan Palm Vase was thrown by Dane Venaas."

Art & Nature Pot

Kelp Vase with Dolphin Handles
Kelp Vase with Dolphin Handles
Body of the vase thrown by Dane Venaas
(This piece is influenced by the American Arts and Crafts pottery)
Porcelaneous stoneware
24" h x 9.5" w | $550.
SOLD

Whale Jug Series

Lauren Hanson - Whale Jug Series - Humpback Jug
Humpback Jug
Salt-fired stoneware
11" h x 7" w x 5" d | $185.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Whale Jug Series - Right Whale Jug
Right Whale Jug
Salt-fired stoneware
10" h x 7.5" w | $185.
SOLD
 
Lauren Hanson - Whale Jug Series - Blue Whale Jug
Blue Whale Jug
Salt-fired stoneware
11" h x 7" w x 4.5" d | $185.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Whale Jug Series - Bowhead Whale Jug
Bowhead Whale Jug
Salt-fired stoneware
10" h x 6" w | $150.
SOLD

"These salt-fired jugs are similar to those created in the 1800ís, a time when the whaling industry was thriving on an abundant supply of whales." 

Mermaid Vase

Lauren Hanson - Mermaid Vase
Mermaid Vase
Porcelain with multiple glazes
17" h x 6.5 " w | $425.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Mermaid Vase
Mermaid Vase (opposite view)
Porcelain with multiple glazes
17" h x 6.5 " w | $425.
SOLD

Praying Mermaid Planter

Lauren Hanson - Praying Mermaid
Praying Mermaid
Stoneware with multiple glazes
16" h x 17" w | $500.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Praying Mermaid
Praying Mermaid (opposite view)
Stoneware with multiple glazes
16" h x 17" w | $500. SOLD

Lauren Hanson - Save our Seas Flasks
SOS (Save our Seas) Flasks
Slip caste porcelain, glaze
Approx. 6" h x 5.5" w | $50. each
(all three are SOLD)

Salt Cellers

Lauren Hanson - Shell Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Shell Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware, Driftwood
7" h x 7" w | Spoon 9.5" long | $90.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Kelp Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Kelp Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware, Driftwood
7" h x 5.5" w | $90. SOLD

Lauren Hanson - Seawood Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Seawood Salt Cellar with Driftwood Spoon
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware, Driftwood
7" h x 5.5" w | $90.
SOLD

"These are salt cellars. Popular in gourmet kitchen supply outlets. They actually have a long history. I even saw one on the kitchen table in Downton Abbey. Imagery is from the salty seas."

Lauren Hanson - Cloud Platter
Cloud Platter
Carved porcelain / Glaze
13.5" in diameter x 2" h | $200.
SOLD

Lauren Hanson - Migration Vase
Migration Vase
Incised porcelain with colored porcelain inclusions / Glaze
7.5" x 7" | $90.
SOLD

Botanicals

Lauren Hanson - Wild Naked Ladies
Wild Naked Ladies
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
5" h x 8.5" w | $130.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Cattail Vase
Cattail Vase
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
18" h x 7" w | $300.
SOLD

 

Lauren Hanson - Basket Vase
Basket Vase
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
13" h x 9" w | $180.
SOLD

 

Lauren Hanson - Matilija Poppy Vase
Matilija Poppy Vase
Carved porcelain / Glaze
7" x 6" w | $150. SOLD

Lauren Hanson - Wild Morning Glory Vase
Wild Morning Glory Vase
Carved porcelain / Glaze
9.5" x 6" | $120. SOLD

 

Teapot and Tea Bowls

Lauren Hanson - Dandelion Teapot
Dandelion Teapot
Porcelain, Celadon glaze over black pigment
Dyed cane handle
10" h x 8.5" w | $225. (price is for teapot only)
SOLD

Lauren Hanson - Tea Bowls
Tea Bowls
Porcelain, Celadon glaze over black pigment
Tea bowls vary in size from 3" - 3.75" h and 3.25" - 4" w
$40. - $45. (depending on size)

Animal Jars

Lauren Hanson - Bunny Pest Cookie Jar
Bunny Pest Cookie Jar
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
9" h x 9" w | $300.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Bunny Warren Jar
Bunny Warren Jar
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
4.5" h x 5" w | $90.
SOLD
 
Lauren Hanson - The Last Egg
The Last Egg (Dodo)
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
7.5" h x 4.5" w | $95.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Kiwi
Kiwi
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
6" h x 4.5" w | $85.
SOLD
 
Lauren Hanson - Barn Owl
Barn Owl
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
6" h x 4.5" w | $80.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Black Birds
Black Birds
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
6" h x 5.5" w | $95.
SOLD

 

Lauren Hanson - Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
4" h x 6" w | $95.
SOLD

Bird Pitchers

Lauren Hanson - Marsh Wrens Pitcher
Marsh Wrens
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
10.5" h x 8" w | $185.
SOLD
Lauren Hanson - Blackbirds Pitcher
Blackbirds
Salt-fired porcelaneous stoneware
11" h x 7.5" w | $185.
SOLD

Bird Mugs

The names of the birds are inscribed on the bottom of each cup.
There is a bird on each side, usually a male and a female.

Lauren Hanson - Bird Mugs
Bird Mugs
Salt-fired stoneware
4" to 5" tall | $49. each

 

Lauren Hanson - Bird Mugs
Bird Mugs
Salt-fired stoneware
4" to 5" tall | $49. each

 

Lauren Hanson - Bird Cups - The Owls
Bird Mugs: The Owls
Salt-fired stoneware
4" to 5" tall | $52. each SOLD


Lauren Hanson with her Recent Works
Lauren Hanson with her Recent Works

 

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