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Lynn Latta

Lynn Latta

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- bfa in advertising design, 1985-1988. art center college of design, pasadena, california

- fine arts/graphic design, 1982-1985. california state university long beach, long beach, california

- idyllwild arts, ceramics, oil painting, mixed media, 1975-1979. idyllwild california 

- brentwood art center, 1979-1982. brentwood, california

- ucla extension, 1980-1982. westwood, california

- multnomah arts center, 2010-2017 mentorship, kristin shiga

Artist Statement

Growing up in the colorful and shifting urban landscape of West LA, I was exposed early and often to a wide variety of modern art and pop culture. My parents encouraged my artistic leanings by sending me on long summer breaks to Idyllwild Arts, studying ceramics under the tutelage of Susan Petersen. Located in the mountains above Palm Springs, I learned oil painting, mixed media and ceramics among the ancient pines of the forest landscape. This contrast between modern/urban and nature/spontaneity is what I carry with me in developing my forms.

I throw my porcelain forms on a wheel, which gives me the ability to create organic forms. From centering the clay on the wheel, to shaping the curve of the piece, surprises arise in the fluid motion of the clay, engendering a spontaneity that inspires me.

Once I finish the forms, I lay out various shapes to see how they speak to one another and how the dialogue of spontaneity can be further explored. I ponder the focal point and how I want to guide the viewers eye from one form to the next.

The sculptural and translucent nature of porcelain is enhanced by a variety of surface treatments and firings, and a monochromatic approach allows the coolness of the lines to speak without interruption.

I strive to interact with the wearer in both a tactile and visual way. The cool surface of the porcelain and the unexpected layering of curves and cylinders,allow tactile exploration by the wearer.

Metal / Jewelry

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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