Meet Our Newest Member, Potter Elizabeth Louden
Portland, ME 04101
A reception Friday, October 4th at 5 p.m. celebrates Maine Potters Market's newest member, Elizabeth Louden and her colorful, graceful pots. Elizabeth was drawn to working in clay through her studies in Art History. She finds inspiration in studying the artwork of various cultures and ages. Of particular interest to her are historical and contemporary pots, textiles, and metalwork. Elizabeth's newest work explores the contrast of colors, textures and patterns on the surface of pots.
Elizabeth is excited to be able to pursue pottery as a full time endeavor. She loves the tactility of the medium and directness of the process. It is important to her that her work can be easily used and incorporated into peoples' daily lives. Elizabeth believes that lovingly, skillfully crafted handmade objects can bring joy through their use.
ABOUT ELIZABETH LOUDEN - Elizabeth grew up in Portland. She completed 2 years of college out of state, but missed Maine and transferred to USM. She graduated from USM in spring 2011 with a BA in Art History and minor in German. She learned to throw by taking an evening adult throwing class with Chris Peck at Portland Pottery. As her interest grew, she took courses with Lucy Breslin and Mark Johnson at the Maine College of Art. After graduation Elizabeth apprenticed to midcoast potter George Pearlman for six months. She has just returned from a summer working with potter and Maine College of Art teacher Marian Baker on Little Cranberry Island.
ABOUT MAINE POTTERS MARKET – Founded in 1978 by a group of potters who envisioned a cooperative market where they could educate customers and sell their wares to the public, Maine Potters Market currently consists of fourteen potters from twelve Maine studios. The rich variety of handmade work available for sale keeps Maine Potters Market customers returning often.