“I saw a concrete lantern in a neighbor’s yard and thought it would be fun to try to make one in clay.”

“I brought the idea to an advanced ceramics class that I was teaching.”

“The students were enthusiastic, so I started collecting images of all kinds of lanterns and sending them to the students.”

“We spent a semester exploring and experimenting. I was really inspired and intrigued to see how far I could take the technique.”

“At first, it was about light and porcelain.”

“Since then, it has spread to tableware and purely decorative pieces.”

“Now for me, it is about interior and exterior space and how those spaces are defined and broken.”

—Lynne Meade


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