Meet the Artist: Lora Rust

Lora Rust of Atlanta, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.  

In addition to the exhibition of a single work from each artist, all will participate in a weekend-long sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, in the newly renovated Susan Phillips Gardens. The Friday evening sale is a ticketed event, where guests may browse and shop the sale before the general public. 

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Statement

When I was growing up, my mother taught me that utilitarian items didn’t need to be mundane; elegant and beautiful things could and should be used every day. In making my work, I strive to bring that enjoyment into your home as well. My stylized technique of working in porcelain is a process of striking and moving the clay with handmade wooden tools. No clay is added, removed, or carved away to create the textures. The designs and patterns found in Gothic architecture, mixed with the fluidity of the Art Nouveau period, are strong influences for my work

Lora Rust
(Atlanta, Georgia, b. 1961)
Nouveau Soda Vase, 2013

Guests of the preview sale on Oct. 31 will have an opportunity to browse and shop the event exclusively and enter to win a $100 credit towards purchase. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktail service by Ursula’s Catering and the Museum Cafe will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The public sale is from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. Regular museum admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.

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